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Staff/Technician Positions Archive
Last update: 7/22/2008
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|American Museum of Natural History||Biodiversity Informatics Specialist (MS)||7/18/08||6/27/08|
|University of Minnesota||Lab Manager/Technician, Ecosystem/Forest Ecology||7/15/08||6/30/08|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Assistant, water quality, wetland ecology||7/15/08||6/24/08|
|University of California, Irvine||Research Assistant, plant ecology||7/11/08||6/30/08|
|New Mexico State University||Field Research Assistant, Jornada Basin LTER||7/9/08||6/27/08|
|University of Texas at Austin||Research technician: global change, biogeochemistry, and plant-microbe interactions||7/1/08||6/26/08|
|Colorado State University||Summer research asst, rangeland ecology||6/30/08||6/24/08|
|Kansas State University||Information Manager, Konza Prairie LTER (MS)||6/30/08||6/23/08|
|University of California, Santa Cruz||Quantitative Population Ecologist, Salmon Disease (MS)||6/30/08||6/5/08|
|Kansas State University||Research Asst, grassland ecology||6/28/08||6/23/08|
|US EPA Western Ecology Division||Mesocosm Operations Specialist||6/27/08|
|National Park Service||Seasonal forest crew, vegetation monitoring||6/27/08|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks||Research Technician 2, Peatland and Permafrost||6/25/08||6/20/08|
|Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory||Environmental Sensor Technician||6/23/08|
|Trent University (Canada)||Temp Biologist, field ornithology||6/24/08|
|IAP World Services, Inc.||Field Biologist, wetland restoration||6/23/08|
|New Mexico State University||Temp field techs, Jornada Experimental Range||6/23/08|
|Duke University||Temp Research Tech, Biogeochemistry||6/23/08|
|University of Georgia||Outreach Coordinator, Aquatic Habitat Conservation||6/23/08|
|US Geological Survey||Technician, Wetland Biogeochemistry||6/23/08|
|University of Arizona||Senior Research Specialist, ecology||6/18/08||5/30/08|
|Loyola University New Orleans||Research associate, plant/ecosystem responses to global change||filled||5/27/08|
|University of Washington||Seasonal Field Asst, Plant Ecology in the Cascades||6/11/08|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Seasonal Dorm Resident Teaching Assistant||6/10/08|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Asst, biogeochemistry and Environmental Science Recruiter||6/10/08|
|Institute for Wildlife Studies||Seasonal field techs, foxes, Channel Islands||6/4/08|
|American Institute of Biological Sciences||Public Policy/Affairs Associate||6/?/08||5/8/08|
|Oregon State University||Technical analyst, AmeriFlux||6/1/08||5/27/08|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa||Seasonal Techs, fire ecology||5/30/08|
|University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science||Seasonal Bat Technicians||5/28/08|
|Rice University||Technician, Ecology and evolution of plant-animal-microbe interactions||5/27/08|
|Oregon State University||Seasonal Research Assts, Marine Ecology||5/20/08|
|Bighorn Institute||Field Biologist||5/20/08||5/2/08|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer Field Assistant, salt marsh ecosystems||5/19/08|
|World Wildlife Fund||Program Officer, MesoAmerican Reef Program||5/16/08||5/2/08|
|Ecological Society of America||Assistant Editor, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment||5/16/08||5/2/08|
|University of Georgia||Research Tech, Plant Evolutionary Ecology||5/15/08|
|USDA Forest Service||Biological Science Technician, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, NC||5/14/08|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Seasonal Field Asst, plant reproduction and insect herbivory||5/14/08|
|Voyageurs National Park||Seasonal Plant Ecology Technician||5/12/08|
|Great Basin Institute||Research Associates||5/12/08|
|Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center||Temp Aquatic Ecology Technician||5/12/08||5/2/08|
|Beaver Creek Reserve (Wisconsin)||Summer Field Assistant, Aquatic Invasive Species||5/9/08||4/7/08|
|Eastern Oregon Stewardship Services||Summer Botanist, seed collecting||5/9/08||3/10/08|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Summer Research Tech, grassland plant diversity/restoration||5/8/08|
|IAP World Services, Inc.||Seasonal Techs, Bird Surveys||5/7/08|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant, Plum Island LTER||5/7/08|
|Washington University||Temp Research tech, aquatic ecology||5/7/08|
|Stephen F. Austin State University||Research Associate, Grassland Birds (MS)||5/6/08|
|Baylor University||Research tech, water quality/applied aquatic ecology||5/6/08|
|Shoals Rodrigues (Mauritius)||Project Manager, Marine Research & Training Centre (MS)||5/6/08|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Summer field tech, riparian vegetation||5/6/08|
|Ecosystem Management, Inc.||Seasonal Botanists, Idaho and Montana||5/6/08|
|Texas AgriLife Research||Technician and Summer Workers, noxious weeds||5/6/08|
|USDA Forest Service||Seasonal Vegetation Specialists||5/6/08|
|Hayden-Wing Associates, LLC||Seasonal range technicians/botanists, Wyoming||5/6/08|
|USDA Forest Service||Summer field asst, forest ecology, Sierra Nevada||5/5/08||5/1/08|
|National Park Service||Temp technicians, forest monitoring||5/5/08||2/15/08|
|Miami University||Research Asst, soil microbial ecology and biogeochemistry||5/2/08|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Asst II, plant and soil warming experiment (MS)||5/2/08|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Asst, climate change, C and N cycling, forest ecology||5/2/08|
|Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center||Temp. Technician, plant ecology||5/1/08|
|Yale University||Summer field asst, fire effects, Big Bend NP||5/1/08|
|University of Washington||Summer field crew, forest ecology||5/1/08|
|Florida State University||Lab Manager/Research Tech, Marine Fisheries Ecology||5/1/08||4/4/08|
|Oregon State University||Summer field assistant, riparian forest ecology||5/1/08||3/10/08|
|Colorado State University||Seasonal Botanist/Plant biologist, Rocky Mountain National Park||4/30/08||2/19/08|
|Colorado State University||Summer Botany/Ecology Field Technicians, Rocky Mountain National Park||4/30/08||2/18/08|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Seasonal Amphibian monitoring, Colorado||4/28/08|
|Archbold Biological Station||Temp Research Asst, Wetland Ecology||4/25/08||4/2/08|
|Boston University||Research Technician, Biogeochemistry/Global Change||4/23/08|
|University of Minnesota||Seasonal Community Education Coordinator||4/22/08||3/20/08|
|Colorado State University||Summer Ecology Field Technician||4/18/08||4/3/08|
|California State University Fullerton||Seasonal Field Assts, grassland small mammal ecology, Colorado||4/18/08||4/3/08|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||Summer Field crew leader - plant ecology||4/15/08||4/2/08|
|Florida State University||Research Technician, aquatic community ecology in pitcher plant leaves||4/15/08||3/27/08|
|Boston University||Senior research technician, Ecosystem Ecology/Global Change||4/15/08||2/29/08|
|Northern Arizona University||Seasonal field crew, vegetation monitoring||4/14/08||4/7/08|
|USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station||Lead Technician, plant ecology||4/11/08||4/3/08|
|University of Missouri||Summer Research Techs, Forestry||4/11/08||4/2/08|
|Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center||Temp. Research Assistant, Plant Ecology||4/7/08|
|Illinois Natural History Survey||Botanical/GIS Assistant||4/7/08||3/14/08|
|Trout Unlimited||Fisheries Research Biologist/GIS Specialist||4/4/08|
|Ecosystem Management Research Institute||Seasonal wildlife technician, Wyoming||4/3/08|
|Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program||State Botanist||4/3/08|
|Bio-West, Inc.||Wildlife biologist, noise impacts on birds||4/3/08|
|California Native Plant Society||Seasonal Botanists, inventory and mapping, Sierra Nevada||4/3/08|
|IAP World Services, Inc.||Seasonal Amphibian Technician||4/3/08|
|Purdue University||Seasonal Field Assts, forest ecology||4/3/08|
|Cornell Lab of Ornithology||Temp Field Techs, Golden-winged Warblers||4/2/08|
|Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station||Biological Control of Invasive Aquatic Plants||4/2/08|
|Yale University||Summer field assts, ecology of Lyme disease||4/2/08|
|Oregon State University||Coastal Erosion Intertidal Ecology Internship||4/2/08|
|University of California, Santa Barbara||Summer Interns, Wetlands Restoration and Avian Ecology, Mojave Desert||4/2/08|
|Save Our Springs Alliance/UCSB||Summer Interns, Golden-cheeked Warbler Habitat Assessment||4/2/08|
|Otis Bay Ecological Consultants||Field and lab ecological technicians||4/2/08|
|Oklahoma State University||Summer field/lab tech, forest dynamics||4/2/08|
|University of California, Berkeley||Summer field assts, bird and carnivore monitoring, Sierra Nevada||4/2/08||3/24/08|
|USDA Forest Service||Seasonal field botanist, West Virginia||4/2/08||2/7/08|
|University of Idaho||Summer Field Techs, Aquatic & Fish Ecology||4/1/08|
|University of California, Davis||Junior Specialist, plant-soil interactions and global change||4/1/08|
|Duke University||Summer Techs, forest community ecology||4/1/08||3/18/08|
|University of California-Berkeley||Summer Techs, Fire Science||4/1/08||3/5/08|
|Florida International University||Research Technician, Everglades||4/1/08||3/5/08|
|H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest||Seasonal field crew, forest ecology||4/1/08||2/7/08|
|University of Minnesota||Ecological Field Research Supervisors||3/31/08||2/29/08|
|U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine||Research Assistant, toxicology and ecologicy||3/31/08||1/9/08|
|Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution||Research Assistant, ecology and evolution of marine fauna||3/30/08||2/29/08|
|San Diego State University||Research Manager, Global Change Ecology||3/28/08||3/24/08|
|Idaho State University||Summer research asst, stream and riparian ecology||3/28/08||2/29/08|
|The Nature Conservancy||Seasonal Field Botanists, Texas||3/28/08||1/24/08|
|Everglades National Park||Programmer and Spatial Statistical Analyst||3/27/08||3/3/08|
|Washington State University Vancouver||Temp field assts, butterfly dispersal ecology||3/26/08||3/19/08|
|US Geological Survey||Eco-hydrology Technicians||3/23/08||3/3/08|
|Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition||Seasonal Vegetation Field Crew||3/21/08||3/14/08|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Wetland Biogeochemistry Research Technician||3/21/08||3/10/08|
|University of Hawaii at Hilo||Temp Tech, Hawaii permanent forest plot network||3/21/08||3/5/08|
|Sonoma State University||Short-term field assts, grassland ecology and conservation||3/20/08|
|University of Toledo||Summer Tech, Landscape/Ecosystem Ecology||3/20/08||3/7/08|
|Oregon State University||Intertidal Seasonal Research Assistant||3/19/08|
|Northern Arizona University||Seasonal Techs, vegetation sampling, Zion National Park||3/19/08|
|Yale University||Seasonal Field Assts, role of birds in spread of West Nile virus and Lyme disease||3/18/08|
|University of Notre Dame||Seasonal Field Asst, plant/insect dynamics and global change, Pacific Northwest||3/18/08|
|National Park Service||Lead Technician, Aquatic Ecology, Sequoia National Park||3/17/08||3/5/08|
|National Park Service||Data Manager, Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program||3/17/08||3/3/08|
|Oregon State University||Summer Field Crew, forest ecology||3/15/08||2/29/08|
|University of Montana||Summer Field Asst, forest ecology||3/15/08||2/29/08|
|University of Montana||Summer Field Asst, restoration of native plant communities||3/15/08||2/29/08|
|Montana State University||Seasonal techs, vegetation and soils inventory||3/15/08||2/25/08|
|Oregon State University||Summer Intern, Marine Ecosystem Ecology||3/15/08||2/19/08|
|Scripps Institution of Oceanography||Technician, mussel connectivity||3/14/08|
|USDA Forest Service||Summer Botanist, Lassen National Forest||3/14/08|
|University of Notre Dame||Seasonal Field Tech, Stream/Riparian Ecology, Alaska||3/14/08|
|City of New York||Seasonal forest restoration team||3/14/08||2/29/08|
|University of Helsinki||Programmer, Mathematical Biology||3/14/08||2/6/08|
|Weyerhaeuser Environmental Forestry||Temp Technician, Hydrology/Geology||3/13/08||3/5/08|
|Weyerhaeuser Environmental Forestry||Temp Technician, Aquatic Biology||3/13/08||3/5/08|
|University of California, Santa Barbara||Research Associate, amphibian disease ecology||3/13/08||3/3/08|
|Wayne National Forest (Ohio)||Summer Techs, Wildlife and Botany||3/10/08|
|University of Montana||Summer Technician, Stream Amphibians and Fish||3/10/08|
|Virginia Tech||Natural Resource Specialist, Florida||3/10/08||3/3/08|
|University of Georgia||Research Technician, pollination ecology, evolution, genetics & climate change||3/7/08|
|Utah Division of Wildlife Resources||Seasonal Wildlife Techs, Birds||3/7/08|
|University of North Carolina||Summer Field Techs, tree seedling survival||3/5/08|
|Northern Arizona University||Temp field botanists, forest restoration||3/5/08|
|Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory||Summer field tech, alpine plant ecology and climate change||3/5/08|
|Duke University||Research Technicians, Biogeochemistry||3/5/08|
|Urbana Park District||Natural Areas Technician||3/3/08|
|Great Basin Institute||Wilderness and Recreation Technician||3/3/08|
|Great Basin Institute||Seasonal field asst, vegetation sampling||3/3/08|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer field asst, Arctic research||3/3/08|
|University of Montana||Intern, wetland plant ecology||3/3/08|
|University of Nevada, Las Vegas||Seasonal Field Biologist, bird surveys||3/3/08|
|Oregon State University||Physical Oceanography/Marine Ecology Intern||3/3/08||2/15/08|
|Iowa State University||Seasonal Field Techs, birds||3/1/08||2/13/08|
|Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Seasonal Assts, ecology of Lyme disease||3/1/08||1/30/08|
|Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences||Temp. Crew Leader/Field Assistant, ecological impact of recreation trails||3/1/08||1/7/08|
|Pennsylvania State University||Summer Field and Lab Assts, Weed Ecology||2/29/08|
|George Washington University||Summer Field and Lab Assts, plant-insect interactions||2/29/08|
|University of California-Berkeley||Seasonal field assts, pollination/restoration ecology||2/29/08|
|Lincoln Park Zoo||Associate Population Biologist||2/29/08|
|USGS Snake River Field Station||Seasonal Techs, birds||2/29/08||2/18/08|
|Virginia Tech||Seasonal Techs, salamanders||2/29/08||2/13/08|
|Pennsylvania State University||Seasonal Techs, forest monitoring||2/29/08||2/13/08|
|Virginia Tech||Summer Tech, freshwater mussels and water quality||2/29/08||2/1/08|
|Virginia Tech||Seasonal Research Assts, Shorebirds||2/29/08||1/29/08|
|The Nature Conservancy||Seasonal Field Botanists, oak wilt, Texas||2/29/08||1/10/08|
|Hudsonia Ltd.||Temp. Rangeland Ecology Crew Leader||2/29/08||1/9/08|
|Valley Forge National Historical Park||Natural Resource Manager||2/27/08||2/1/08|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||Technician in Ecology, Chemistry, and Global Change||2/26/08|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Interns, Conservation and Land Management||2/26/08|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||Seasonal Technician, Fisheries||2/22/08||2/13/08|
|Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation||Seasonal tech, nesting Snowy Plovers||2/22/08||2/13/08|
|University of California-Berkeley||Seasonal field technicians, animal surveys||2/22/08||2/8/08|
|Iowa Department of Natural Resources||Summer Wetland Monitoring Assistants||2/22/08||2/4/08|
|USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station||Summer Botany Technicians||2/22/08||2/4/08|
|Montana State University||Seasonal techs, woodpecker monitoring||2/22/08||2/1/08|
|National Park Service||Seasonal techs, forest health monitoring||2/22/08||1/28/08|
|USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center||Temp field techs, amphibians||2/22/08||1/18/08|
|American Samoa Government||Key Reef Species Biologist and Marine Protected Area Program Leader||2/22/08||1/11/08|
|Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition||Seasonal Vegetation Technicians||2/19/08||2/13/08|
|Institute for Wildlife Studies||Project Leader, endangered bird monitoring (MS)||2/15/08||2/4/08|
|Applied Ecological Services||Associate Ecologist||2/15/08||2/1/08|
|Smithsonian Institution||Botany/Forest Ecology Fellowship (MS)||2/15/08||1/25/08|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||Field Manager, Forest Landscape Ecology||2/15/08||1/25/08|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Seasonal Research Assts, songbird behavioral ecology||2/15/08||1/22/08|
|Oregon State University||Temp. Rangeland Ecology Crew Leader||2/15/08||1/4/08|
|Shaw Environmental, Inc.||Natural Resource & Wetland Scientists||2/14/08|
|Michigan Technological University||Asst Research Scientist, Stream Invertebrate Ecology||2/13/08|
|Alabama A&M University||Seasonal avian research technicans||2/13/08|
|University of Montana||GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst||2/12/08||2/4/08|
|Institute for Applied Ecology||Internships, Restoration Ecology and Conservation Biology||2/11/08||1/14/08|
|University of California, Santa Barbara||Seasonal Field Research Assistants, birds, Nevada||2/8/08|
|Carnegie Museum of Natural History||Seasonal Field Ornithologists||2/8/08|
|Hudsonia Ltd.||Research Asst, turtle conservation and wetland restoration||2/4/08||1/16/08|
|USDA-ARS (Montana)||Research Technician, plant-microbial interactions||2/4/08||1/8/08|
|University of Arizona||Senior Research Specialist, assessments of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change||1/31/08||1/22/08|
|Nantucket Conservation Foundation||Seasonal Field Assistants, inventorying and monitoring||1/31/08||12/20/07|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer Research Asst, coastal grassland restoration||1/30/08|
|Environmental Concern Inc||Wetland Restoration Team Leader||1/29/08|
|Point Reyes National Seashore||Invasive species control project coordinator/seasonal worker (2 positions)||1/28/08||1/25/08|
|University of Notre Dame||Stream Ecology Technician||1/28/08||1/3/08|
|Princeton University||Seasonal Field Techs, bird stress ecophysiology, Texas||1/24/08|
|University of Georgia||Senior Research Technician: Aquatic Biogeochemistry||1/24/08|
|USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station||Summer Techs, botany||1/22/08|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Plant Ecologist Internship||1/22/08|
|California Native Plant Society||Vegetation Data Coordinator||1/22/08||1/11/08|
|University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill||Research technician, plant pathogen ecology||1/18/08|
|American Institute of Biological Sciences||Program assistant||1/18/08|
|University of Arizona||Senior Research Specialist, Ecological Monitoring||1/18/08||1/4/08|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Asst, lake research, Arctic LTER||1/17/08|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Research Technician, effects of virus infection on wild squash||1/17/08|
|University of Virginia||Temp lab tech, pollination ecology||1/17/08|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Summer field techs, plant community succession||1/17/08|
|USDA Forest Service||Summer Research Assts, vegetation and soils, Nevada||1/16/08|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Temp. Natural Area Land Management Assistants||1/16/08|
|University of California-Berkeley||Temp research assts, ecology of Lyme disease||1/16/08|
|USDA Forest Service (Nevada)||Summer research assts, plant ecology||1/15/08|
|Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base||Shorebird Technician||1/15/08||11/13/07|
|Powdermill Nature Reserve||Vegetation data crew leader and interns||1/14/08|
|National Park Service||Summer aquatic techs, Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP||1/14/08||1/4/08|
|Institute for Bird Populations||Bird banding interns/field biologists||1/11/08|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Internship Program||1/11/08|
|Michigan State University||Research Associate, Natural Product Chemistry||1/11/08|
|University of Minnesota||Seasonal Field Research Assts, birds||1/11/08|
|US Geological Survey (Utah)||Field and lab instrumentation, IT assistance||1/11/08||1/3/08|
|Minnesota Department of Natural Resources||Nongame Research Assistant||1/11/08||12/26/07|
|National Park Service||Summer Techs, fire effects monitoring, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks||1/11/08||12/13/07|
|Harvard University||Summer Ecology Program Assistant, Harvard Forest||1/10/08|
|Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory||Temp. Revegetation Assistant||1/7/08|
|Institute for Wildlife Studies||Wildlife Biologist (MS)||1/5/08||12/26/07|
|Oregon State University||Temp. Rangeland Ecology Technicians||1/4/08|
|Washington Department of Natural Resources||Natural Areas Biologists||12/31/07||12/19/07|
|Urbana Park District||Natural Areas Coordinator||12/27/07|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Laboratory Assistant, temperature effects on host-parasitoid communities||12/20/07|
|University of California-Berkeley||Research associate, ecology and molecular biology of disease||12/19/07|
|Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center||Seasonal technicians, sedge meadow bird/plant study||12/18/07|
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory||Interns, water quality and salmon modeling||12/17/07|
|University of Texas Marine Science Institute||Mission-Aransas NERR Stewardship Coordinator||12/17/07|
|Savannah River Site||Temp field techs, restoration of plant communities in fragmented habitats||12/17/07|
|USGS Utah||Ornithologists, Avian Community Response(8)||12/17/07||11/16/07|
|Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station||Executive Director||12/?/07||11/20/07|
|Oklahoma State University, Stillwater||Executive Director||11/30/07|
|Presidio of San Francisco, National Park System||Seasonal Biological Science Technician||11/27/07|
|University of Rhode Island, Kingston||Quantitative Ecologist||11/27/07||11/15/07|
|University of Wisconsin Stephens Point||Lake Management Specialist||11/27/07||11/6/07|
|Stanford University||GIS Analyst||11/23/07||11/20/07|
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory||GIS Analyst||11/20/07|
|Welder Wildlife Refuge||Technician, Spatial Ecology||11/16/07||11/13/07|
|Duke University||Transportation Policy Analyst (MS)||11/15/07|
|University of California, Merced||Statistical Forecasts Of Wildfire||11/15/07|
|University of Florida||Temp Field Assts, South Florida Turkey Project||11/15/07||10/8/07|
|Colorado State University||Research Associate, plant ecophysiology & ecosystem processes (MS)||11/12/07||10/23/07|
|Ecological Society of America||Program Manager, Office of Science Programs (MS)||11/9/07||10/10/07|
|University of Washington||Technician/associate, biological control||11/8/07|
|City of Los Angeles||Watershed Resources Specialist||11/8/07|
|Chapman University||Technician, ecological restoration and marine neurophysiology||11/7/07|
|New Mexico State University||Research Assistant, Jornada LTER||11/5/07||10/23/07|
|University of Lethbridge (Canada)||Research Technician/Lab Manager, global change and ecosystem ecology||11/1/07|
|University of Florida||Temp Field Tech, community response to habitat restoration||11/1/07||8/20/07|
|University of Hawaii at Hilo||Field Asst, Hawaii Permanent Forest Plot Network||10/31/07||10/19/07|
|Great Basin Institute||Seasonal technicians, Desert Tortoise monitoring||10/29/07|
|University of Oregon||Research Assistant, microbial ecology||10/24/07||10/19/07|
|US Geological Survey||Temp. Wildlife Crew Leader||10/23/07|
|University of Vermont||Temp. Field Biologist, tree demography, Everglades||10/19/07|
|USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center||Bird Ecology, Spatial Analysis||10/15/07||10/8/07|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Technician, Forest Ecology (MS)||10/15/07||8/16/07|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Technician, Forest Ecology (MS)||10/15/07||8/16/07|
|University of Georgia||Research Technician, zooplankton population dynamics||10/10/07|
|University of California-Berkeley||Biogeochemistry Technician, Puerto Rico||10/8/07|
|IAP World Services, Inc.||Wetland Plant Ecologist||10/8/07|
|Chapman University||Technician, Plant Biochemistry||10/5/07|
|USDA Forest Service (Montana)||Research Asst, Wildlife Ecology (MS)||10/5/07||9/19/07|
|Fort Stewart||Intern, Stream Water Quality||10/4/07|
|Geo-Marine, Inc.||Environmental Scientist, Entry Level||10/3/07|
|Geo-Marine, Inc.||NEPA Analyst||10/3/07|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Botany Intern, Conservation and Land Management||10/2/07|
|University of Georgia Marine Institute||Research Coordinator||10/1/07||9/28/07|
|Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission||Florida Bird Initiatives Coordinator||10/1/07||9/17/07|
|Oklahoma State University||Sr. Research Specialist, mycorrhizal/range ecology||10/1/07||9/14/07|
|USDA, Agricultural Research Service||Biological Science Technician, vineyards||9/28/07||9/19/07|
|University of Maryland||Research technician, insect ecology||9/28/07||9/6/07|
|Conservation Biology Institute||Conservation Biologist - GIS Analyst (MS)||9/28/07||9/5/07|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Research Assistants, Ecosystem Literacy Initiative||9/24/07|
|University of Kansas||Grassland Ecology||9/24/07|
|USDA Forest Service||Technician, silvicultural research, California||9/22/07||9/6/07|
|US Geological Survey||Temp Forest Wildlife Technician, Mississippi||9/21/07||9/12/07|
|National Park Service (Vermont)||Inventory & Monitoring Data Manager (Ecologist)||9/18/07||8/30/07|
|University of California, Merced||Field Technician, climate change (MS)||9/10/07|
|Franklin and Marshall College||Laboratory Technician||9/10/07|
|USDA, Agricultural Research Service (California)||Technician, Insects||9/10/07||8/27/07|
|Kansas State University||Stable Isotope Facility Manager/Ecological Research Assistant (MS)||9/7/07||8/2/07|
|National Park Service||GIS specialist, ecosystem restoration in south Florida||9/18/07||9/6/07|
|University of Georgia||GIS specialist, Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER||9/4/07|
|Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife||Natural Heritage Information Manager||9/3/07||8/20/07|
|University of British Columbia (Canada)||Research Assistant, Project Seahorse (MS)||9/1/07||8/14/07|
|University of Minnesota||Interns, Cedar Creek Natural History Area||8/31/07||8/20/07|
|Coastal States Organization||Intern, coastal community resilience||8/31/07||8/15/07|
|University of South Florida||Technician, community ecology, amphibians||8/31/07||7/25/07|
|US Geological Survey||Biodiversity Information Specialist||8/28/07|
|Consortium for Ocean Leadership||Education Coordinator, National Ocean Sciences Bowl||8/27/07|
|US EPA Gulf Ecology Division||Technicians, coastal wetland/estuary water quality||8/24/07||8/13/07|
|California Native Plant Society||Vegetation Ecologist||8/22/07||7/31/07|
|University of Minnesota||Technician, biogeochemistry||8/20/07||8/3/07|
|Minnesota State University, Mankato||GIS/Watershed Specialist||8/16/07||8/7/07|
|Vanderbilt University||Temp. Research Assistant, Evolutionary Ecology||8/7/07|
|Texas A&M University||Research Assistant, plant-herbivore interactions||8/6/07|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Resource Scientist, grasslands (MS)||8/3/07||7/2/07|
|Louisiana State University||Research Technician - Water Quality||8/1/07|
|Sequoia National Park||Data Manager, Inventory and Monitoring Program||7/30/07||7/10/07|
|University of Maryland||Temp Lab Assistant, endangered plant ecology||7/23/07|
|USGS Snake River Field Station||Technician (Telemetry) - Sage sparrow movements/habitat use||7/23/07|
|Lewis & Clark College||Technician, threatened butterflies & their host plants||7/16/07||6/25/07|
|Hudsonia Ltd.||Biodiversity Educator||7/15/07||5/8/07|
|California Department of Fish and Game||Herpetofauna Surveys||7/13/07||6/22/07|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Research Engineer, elevated CO2 project||7/11/07||6/26/07|
|USDA, Agricultural Research Service||Technician, ecology of agricultural pests and their enemies||7/6/07||6/18/07|
|University of Central Florida||Lab Manager, plant ecology||7/3/07||6/4/07|
|Florida International University||Technician, Seagrass Ecosystem Research||6/27/07|
|University of Arizona||Senior Research Specialist, physiological ecology, ecosystem science (MS)||6/18/07|
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Alabama A&M University: Seasonal avian research technicans (2) and paid internship assistants (2) are needed from April 15 to July 15 for ongoing songbird breeding ecology studies including Cerulean Warbler, Hooded Warbler, and Worm-eating Warbler in northeast Alabama. Duties will include point count surveying, mist-netting, radio telemetry tracking, nest searching, and habitat assessments. Expect early mornings and hot, humid weather with overnight camping on a regular basis. Salary: $2000/month for research assistants and $1200/month for interns. Opportunities may exist for qualified and motivated candidate to continue research in pursuit of graduate degree. Please submit cover letter and resume with contact information of three references to email@example.com or Alabama A&M University, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, c/o Dr. Yong Wang, PO Box 1927, Normal, AL 35762 (Ph: 256-372-4229). Posted: 1/7/08, revised: 2/13/08.
American Institute of Biological Sciences: AIBS seeks a Public Policy/Affairs Associate to join its energetic Public Policy Office. The Associate will work to develop and help advance science policy and media relations initiatives. Responsibilities will include working on legislative and regulatory policy issues; developing and maintaining communications and media relations programs; writing press releases; writing policy analyses for online and print publications; making public presentations and representing AIBS in a variety of settings. Travel and occasional work on evenings, weekends, or holidays is required. Duties Include: 1. Represent AIBS and its members in the public policy arena to promote the use of scientific information in decisions pertaining to scientific research, education, and applications; 2. Monitor and report on policy developments in Washington, DC. Draft public policy statements, background papers, press releases, white papers, reports to the membership, and other materials; 3. Cultivate and maintain working relationships with members of the science policy, media, and scientific communities; 4. Work collaboratively with AIBS staff, members, and others on public policy/affairs items; 5. Conduct outreach initiatives for members, including workshops and other training sessions. Minimum Requirements: 1. Excellent and demonstrable written and oral communication skills; 2. Excellent and demonstrable science policy analysis skills; 3. Understanding and appreciation of the scientific community, the nature of science, and the goals and objectives of a professional, membership organization such as AIBS; 4. Reliable, detail-oriented, and able to work under strict time constraints; 5. Ability to self-direct, think creatively, and anticipate work needs as part of a team of public policy professionals; 6. Ability to synthesize and accurately communicate complex concepts to varied audiences; 7. Possess common sense and good judgment; 8. Strong interpersonal skills and sense of humor; 9. A Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences, science policy, or a closely related field. A graduate degree is highly desirable. 10. Prior work experience in public policy/affairs is highly desirable. This is a full-time position in Washington, DC. Salary is commensurate with experience, includes benefits package. To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, names and contact information for three professional references, and a writing sample (approx. 750 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to 202-628-1509. Application review will begin in June. Full job ad. Posted: 5/8/08.
American Institute of Biological Sciences: AIBS, a membership-based nonprofit scientific organization, seeks a program assistant to join its team at AIBS Headquarters in Washington, DC. This is a full-time salaried position. Will assist Executive Office and Public Policy Office staff in promoting AIBS membership and programs, organizing events, and conducting public policy activities. Some travel required. Requires a Bachelor's degree. The successful candidate will be a reliable, well-organized, and personable individual with an enthusiastic roll-up-your-sleeves work attitude and an abiding interest in advancing the biological sciences. Must have proficiency with computers and database software plus experience with web publishing. Must have strong oral and written communications skills combined with attention to detail and grace under pressure while multi-tasking on time-sensitive projects with AIBS staff and others. Salary in the 30s. Excellent benefits incl. health care and retirement plan. Email cover letter and resume with "Program Assistant" in the subject line to email@example.com. Posted: 1/18/08.
American Museum of Natural History: The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) seeks a person with training and knowledge of applications of remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and modeling to biodiversity conservation. The Biodiversity Informatics Specialist will assist in the implementation of a strong collaborative research program with American Museum of Natural History curators, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation staff, and other partners. Candidates should have a Master’s degree or equivalent, and advanced experience in remote sensing and GIS applications to biology- and/or conservation and or wildlife management-related projects. Working knowledge of more than one of the following software packages is preferred: ERDAS, ENVI, ARC/INFO, ArcView and open source alternatives. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in conservation biology and remote sensing. Technical skills in database design and management, programming and scripting languages, systems administration, and GPS technology would be an advantage. Must work well independently and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. The Biodiversity Informatics Specialist, together with the Biodiversity Informatics Facility Manager and CBC Director will assist in the implementation of a program applying remote sensing, GIS, and modeling to biodiversity conservation. Responsibilities of this job include data management, data processing and visualization (raster, vector, and tabular), species distribution modeling, provision of technical and scientific training for staff and partner institutions, and maintenance of lab hardware and software resources (data, computers, and equipment). Some travel for fieldwork and training will be required. Applications, including curriculum vitae, a narrative statement of program interests and full contact information for three references should be sent, by July 18th to: Associate Director, American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, N.Y. 10024. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/27/08.
American Samoa Government: The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources is seeking applicants to fill soon to be vacant positions: (1) Key Reef Species Biologist; and (2) Marine Protected Area Program Leader; in the Fishery Division. The Key Reef Species Biologist is a professional level biologist in charge of the Key Reef Species Program of the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources-American Samoa Government. This position involves active field research, planning, grant management, logistics, data analysis, report writing, and personnel management. The Marine Protected Area (MPA) Program Leader provides technical and scientific guidance for conservation actions including planning, field operations, data collection and analysis, measures of conservation success and reporting. Masters degree preferred. See the full job ads at http://www.hear.org/announcements/jobs.htm Application deadline: February 22, 2008. Posted: 1/11/08.
Applied Ecological Services: Associate Ecologist in the Consulting Division, Minnesota Branch. The primary role of the Associate Ecologist is to assist the consulting staff on a broad range of ecological design, conservation, restoration, and environmental projects. The Associate Ecologist will carry out project activities and ensure project administration is properly carried out by performing job duties under the direction of consulting staff. The candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree with a major in a natural resources or biological sciences profession. Preference will be given to candidates in a field-based ecology discipline (e.g., stream ecology, vegetation ecology), restoration ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, etc. The candidate must have a year of practical professional work, including field work, as an intern or employee of an environmental company, a non-profit conservation or environmental organization, an academic environmental institute, etc. Required skills include: project experience with aquatic ecosystems and watershed-based studies; the ability to use plant keys to identify plant species; the ability to understand GIS concepts and use GIS applications (ArcGIS 9.x and associated programs); a proficiency in viewing, analyzing, summarizing, and displaying GIS spatial data; an understanding of issues in natural resource conservation, management, and restoration; a demonstrated rapport with co-workers, employers, and customers; evidence of quality work produced in a timely fashion; and evidence of an understanding of the scientific approach in stating hypotheses, and analyzing and presenting data. Call Megan Eichhorst for a full job description at (952) 447-1919 Submit or email resume and references in confidence on or before February 15, 2008, to: Applied Ecological Services, 21938 Mushtown Road, Prior Lake, MN 55372. Email: email@example.com. Posted: 2/1/08.
Archbold Biological Station: We seek a highly motivated Research Assistant III or IV to work under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Bohlen at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center, a Division of Archbold Biological Station located at a 10,500-acre commercial cattle ranch. MAERC is dedicated to long-term ecological research, education, and environmental stewardship on a large-scale, working cattle ranch. Our program focuses on efforts to protect and restore the vast open landscapes critical to the Northern Everglades Ecosystem, and is part of the global effort to sustain working farms and ranches while maintaining their environmental values. Research projects at MAERC focus on: water quality and management, wetland ecology and restoration, effects of fire and grazing on grassland and wetland ecosystems, and the environmental impacts of cattle ranching. The Research Assistant III will be expected to: - Collect water samples and analyze nutrient concentration in the lab. - Organize field and laboratory operations. - Maintain meterological and hydrologic instrumentation including weather stations, groundwater wells and flow monitoring stations. - Manage, organize and analyze incoming data on multiple projects. - Perform occasional literature reviews. - Help with tours, special events and other outreach activities as necessary. - Assist with field and lab work on other ecological research projects as necessary. The successful candidate should: - Have a B.S or M.S. (preferred) in environment science, agricultural or biological engineering, ecology, water resources or a related field. - Have field and lab experience relevant to the position. - Have or be willing to develop technical competence with field instrumentation, dataloggers and sensors used in environmental monitoring and research. - Have experience working with spreadsheets and databases. - Be highly motivated with a strong work ethic. - Have excellent written and verbal communication skills. - Be capable of strenuous fieldwork under hot, humid subtropical conditions. -Be willing to live in a remote rural location. - Be a positive, solutions-oriented person who works well independently and with others. This is a permanent, full time position with an excellent benefits package, with a minimum salary of $26,250. The position is available starting August 1, 2008. Applicants should send 1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume with related work experience and education, and 3) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three references to: Dr. Patrick Bohlen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center, 300 Buck Island Ranch Rd., Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Review of applications will begin July 15, and the position will remain open until filled. Contact Dr. Bohlen at (863) 699-0242 or (863) 414-5145 (cell). Posted: 6/24/08.
Archbold Biological Station: We seek a highly motivated temporary field research assistant at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center, a division of Archbold Biological Station, in south central Florida. The RA will work on a research project investigating the synergistic effects of grazing and fire on ecological interactions in seasonal freshwater wetlands in subtropical grazing lands. Duties will include collecting water, plant and soil samples, assisting with collection of vertebrate and invertebrate communities, harvesting plant biomass, and processing samples in the lab. Candidates must have a B.S. or M.S. degree in a related field. Experience in wetland ecology a plus, especially water sampling and analysis, or experience with wetland plant, vertebrate or invertebrate communities. Applicants must be able to work independently and with others in team situations, be capable of strenuous fieldwork under hot, humid subtropical conditions, and be willing to live in a remove rural location. Salary will be commensurate with experience but will be a minimum of $11.50 per hour. Rented housing is available on site. Position is available from mid-May through Dec. 2008. Interested applicants should send 1) a letter of reference 2) a resume and 3) contact information for 3 references to Dr. Patrick Bohlen at email@example.com by April 25, 2008. Position will remain open until filled. Contact Dr. Bohlen via e-mail or at (863) 699-0242 is you would like further details on the position. Posted: 4/2/08.
Baylor University: we seek a candidate with skills in water quality assessment and/or applied aquatic ecology for a research technician position, beginning August 2008. B.S. in environmental science, biology or equivalent is required. Specific experience in aquatic biology, aquatic toxicology and / or environmental chemistry is preferred. Position responsibilities: support state and federally funded research of graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and faculty on ecotoxicology of freshwater harmful algal blooms and organic emerging contaminants (e.g., pharmaceuticals, personal care products, endocrine active compounds) in the Baylor Ecotoxicology and Aquatic Research laboratory, which collaborates with scientists at other research universities. The successful applicant will benefit from excellent ecotoxicology and chemistry and aquatic science laboratories with state-of-the-science equipment, including core laboratories associated with the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research, a vibrant group of aquatic and environmental scientists, staff and students. This position is excellent for students considering graduate studies; for example, the two most recent research technicians affiliated with this lab have contributed to peer-reviewed manuscripts and moved to graduate programs. Send application letter, statements of research interests, C.V., and contact information for 3 references to: Prof. Bryan W. Brooks, Department of Environmental Science, One Bear Place #97266, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7266. Phone 254-710-6553, Fax 254-710-3409, Bryan_Brooks@Baylor.edu. Posted: 5/6/08.
Beaver Creek Reserve: Field Assistant for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Education and Prevention Project. Accompany lead researcher to lakes in Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Barron, and Rusk Counties to assess lakes for various aquatic invasive species (zebra mussels, Eurasian water milfoil, rusty crayfish, purple loosestrife, spiny waterfleas, and curly-leaf pondweed). Assist in data collection and database management. Work with citizens interested in monitoring lakes for AIS. Conduct watercraft inspections at boat landings throughout the project region. Field assistant must have the ability to conduct work aboard a small watercraft for an entire day. Related courses or experience with aquatic invasive species, water resources, biology, and/or ecology desired. Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) and other basic computer skills is necessary. Good driving record and experience (or willingness to learn) hauling watercraft, launching watercraft, and operating watercraft. Enthusiasm, friendliness, and ability to communicate effectively is essential! Beaver Creek Citizen Science Center launched a five-county Aquatic Invasive Species Education and Prevention project in the summer of 2007, which will continue through the summer of 2009. The overall goals and objectives are: 1. Assess the five-county region for actual number of lakes infested with AIS and prevent the further spread of AIS in this region through citizen action and education. 2. Create a network of professionals and citizens throughout the project area interested in assisting BCCSC with AIS education and prevention to assist with assessment and education work. Send cover letter and resume to: Beaver Creek Reserve, C/o Sarah Braun, S1 County Highway K, Fall Creek, WI 54742. Approximate Dates: mid-May 2008–August 2008. Total approximate hours: 40 hours per week, includes some weekends Hourly rate of pay: $10 Housing is NOT provided. Applications are due May 9, 2008. Posted: 4/7/08.
Bighorn Institute: A hardworking, dedicated individual with good fieldwork, writing and computer skills is needed immediately to fill the position of field biologist. This is a full time, permanent position with a combination of fieldwork and office work. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to tracking radio-collared bighorn via foot, caring for the captive herd of Peninsular bighorn, data entry, writing field reports, letters and newsletter articles, correspondence with members, general public, and resource agencies. Minimum Requirements: B.S. or B.A. in biological sciences or related field. The successful applicant must be in very good physical condition and able to hike in a harsh desert environment where summer temperatures can exceed 110 F. Applicant must be willing to work long hours and perform a wide variety of tasks. Flexibility, a positive attitude and the ability to work independently as well as in team situations are essential. Telemetry, mapping, and GPS skills are desirable along with good writing skills and proficiency with Word, Excel, and Access. Single individual on-site housing is provided and applicant must live on property (no dogs allowed). Starting salary is $2,400 per month working approximately 50 hrs per week, 5 days/week. Benefits include health insurance after 6 months, 1 week paid vacation after 1 year, and a retirement plan at 2 years. Closing Date: May 20 or when position is filled. Application Procedure: Fax or mail cover letter, resume, list of 3 references (address and phone number), photocopy of original transcripts and a scientific writing sample (i.e., an excerpt from a college term paper, no longer than 10 pages) to: Aimee Byard, Associate Director, Bighorn Institute, P.O. Box 262, Palm Desert, CA 92261. You can fax application materials to: 760-340-3987 (attn. Aimee Byard). No phone calls or emails please. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Posted: 7/31/07, revised: 5/2/08.
Bio-West, Inc.: Seasonal Wildlife Technician, $12-13/hour, housing provided (SLC). Employment Dates: 14 April, 2008 – beginning August, 2008 (start/end date flexible). BIO-WEST, Inc. in Logan, UT, seeks a seasonal wildlife technician to participate in study addressing effects of highway noise on bird populations around the Great Salt Lake. Ideal applicants will have experience conducting avian surveys and ability to identify birds, especially shorebirds, visually and by call/song. Must be able to work long hours in sometimes adverse field conditions during the hot Utah summer. Habitat delineation and vegetation identification experience also desired. Must be able to collect avian productivity and point count data accurately (training provided) and according to written/verbal instructions. GPS navigation/data collection experience is a plus. Duties: Conduct point count and nest search surveys in 8 field sites around the Great Salt Lake. Monitor American Avocet and Black-Necked Stilt colonies for nest success/failure. Collect and record data using existing survey protocols. Will also enter data, review literature, and complete other assigned tasks. Minimum Qualifications: BS (or coursework towards a degree) in wildlife science or related field, positive attitude, motivation to learn about breeding bird ecology. To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Direct questions to Mike Sipos at (435) 752-4202. Posted: 10/19/07, revised: 4/3/08.
Boston University: Full-time research technician to conduct field and laboratory research under the supervision of Dr. Adrien Finzi in the Department of Biology. Research projects include the effects of elevated CO2 on forest productivity and nutrient cycling, organic nitrogen cycling in northern hardwood forests, and the effects of climate and land-use change on forest composition and productivity. The technician will be involved in the collection and chemical analysis of plant materials, soil, and water for analysis of carbon, nitrogen and/or phosphorus. He or she will also manage a laboratory composed of undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a BA or BS in ecology, biology, chemistry, soil science or a related field. Interested applicants should send a brief letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com. Starting date: June 1, 2008 (negotiable). Posted: 4/23/08.
Boston University: A position is available for a full-time senior research technician to help facilitate and conduct field and laboratory research under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Templer in the Department of Biology. He or she will also help manage a laboratory composed of undergraduate and graduate students. Research projects focus on the effects of climate change and atmospheric pollutants on nutrient cycling in temperate forest ecosystems. Tasks will include the collection and chemical analysis of plant materials, soil, and water samples. For sample analysis, the Research Technician will be trained in and use a gas chromatograph, carbon-nitrogen autoanalyzer, inorganic nutrient autoanalyzer (Lachat), as well as an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. Applicants with an undergraduate or MS degree in chemistry, ecology or related field are desired. Previous research experience in inorganic chemistry, ecology, plant and/or soil analyses is a plus. Interested applicants should send their letter of interest and resume (including relevant course work) and contact information of 2-3 professional references to Pamela Templer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting date: April 15, 2008 (negotiable). Posted: 2/29/08.
California Department of Fish and Game: seeking 2 Scientific Aids to assist with surveys of sensitive herpetofauna in a variety of habitats throughout Western Riverside County, California. The hired biologists will participate in surveys under the direction of the Herpetology Program Lead. Depending on workload and prior experience, the hired crew members may have an opportunity to participate in surveys for invertebrates, mammals, and/or plants as well. Salary to start is $11.20/hour, paid monthly, with no benefits, but time toward State service is accrued. The successful candidates will report to work in downtown Riverside and proceed to field sites from there. Requirements: The employees hired must have the equivalent of at least 2 years college education, with a minimum of 60 units completed, 10 of which must be science-related (e.g., biology, zoology, chemistry, physics). The ideal candidates will have one or more seasons of prior field experience. S/he must have a valid California Driver’s License (or be eligible to receive one) and be a U.S. citizen or a legally employable non-citizen (Declaration of Permission to Work form required). Employees must be willing to operate a 4WD vehicle. Employees will work up to 40 hours per week. Flexible hours and days are possible to allow for class schedules; though a minimum of 3 full work days per each seven day week are required to be considered for this position. These positions require some weekend work, backcountry camping, and occasional long days. Owning personal camping/backpacking equipment is desirable but not required. Employees should be capable of hiking up to 10 miles in mountainous, uneven terrain while carrying a 25–30 pound backpack. Employees should also be prepared to work in inclement weather including cold, hot, and wet environments. Surveys will be conducted in a variety of settings ranging from semi-urban to remote wilderness areas. Employees will be required to collect accurate field data in the prescribed manner, prepare maps for planning and conducting field work, complete assigned tasks in a timely fashion with a minimum of direct supervision, and take initiative to anticipate crew needs. Additionally, successful candidates should must have good communication skills and work well with others. Deadline: July 13, 2007. Preference will be given to those applicants who can commit to 9 months or more of employment. Qualified and interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter via email (preferred) or post to: Natalie Marioni, c/o California Department of Fish and Game, Herpetology Project Lead, Western Riverside County MSHCP, Biological Monitoring Program, 4500 Glenwood Drive, bldg C, Riverside, CA 92501. (951) 320.2168 (office), (951) 782.4847 (fax), email@example.com. Posted: 6/22/07.
California Native Plant Society: up to 12 Botanist/Ecologist positions for field work in the spring/summer 2008. At least three of these positions may extend into April 2009. Successful candidates will participate in vegetation inventory and mapping projects in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG). Candidates will be hired as either a Team Leader or a Field Assistant, depending on qualifications and experience. The principal focus of this work will support a vegetation mapping and classification project in the Sierra Nevada Foothills and the San Joaquin Valley ecosystems of California. Salary is $13.50 to $16.70 per hour, commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin in early April. For the full job announcement, overview, and description, please see www.cnps.org. Posted: 4/3/08.
California Native Plant Society: The CNPS is seeking an experienced ecologist, biologist, or GIS analyst for the Vegetation Program to work full-time on vegetation projects involving surveying, databasing, mapping, and describing vegetation throughout the state. Salary $40-50k DOE. For the full job announcement, overview, and description, please see www.cnps.org or contact Julie M. Evens, Senior Vegetation Ecologist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin by January 22, 2008. Posted: 1/11/08.
California Native Plant Society: The CNPS is seeking an experienced plant ecologist for the Vegetation Program to work full-time on a variety of vegetation projects involving sampling, monitoring, mapping, and describing vegetation and habitats throughout the state. Please see www.cnps.org for the full job announcement, overview, and description (pdf). Review of applications will begin by August 22, 2007. Posted: 7/31/07.
California State University Fullerton: I am seeking 1-2 field assistants (full-time, temporary) for field studies of the ecology of grassland small mammals in north-central Colorado. Possible duties include live-trapping; radio-telemetric collaring and nocturnal tracking; blood, tissue and ectoparasite collection; and visual surveys of prairie dog colonies. May also involve arthropod pitfall trapping, vegetation measurements, avian nest, rabbit and carnivore scat surveys, and data entry using Excel. Dorm-style shared housing available at the SGS-LTER field station north of Nunn, Colorado. Position available May - August 2008, with possible extension into fall. Qualifications: - Must have experience with mark-recapture methods (live-trapping, handling, marking) and radio-tracking of small mammals; - Previous experience with tissue and blood collection techniques (retro-orbital bleeding) useful; - Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; - Ability to carry at least 60 lbs for long distances; - Valid US Driver's license and ability to operate a 4WD vehicle; - Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and use of GPS units. Salary: $9-11/hr depending on experience. To Apply: Please send letter describing qualifications and experience and your interest; resume/CV; and names and contact information of two references electronically (PC Word or pdf file attachments) to: Dr. Paul Stapp (email@example.com), Department of Biological Science, California State University Fullerton. Telephone: 714.278.2849. Deadline: Friday 18 April 2008 or until filled. Posted: 4/3/08.
Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base: Shorebird Technician - 15 March – 31 August, 2008. Assist in research activities related to human impacts on coastal barrier habitat and its shorebird inhabitants at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base (MCBCL) in North Carolina. Human impacts include amphibious beach training exercises, recreational use, and the introduction of non-native predators. The objective of this research is to analyze how human activities influence habitat quality and use, and shorebird survival and productivity at MCBCL. The successful candidate will gain experience in trapping and banding of shorebirds along an 8-mile stretch of beach on the marine base. The technician will also assist in conducting camera trapping to monitor predators and nest predation events. Duties will include, but are not limited to: bird banding and resighting, nest monitoring, behavioral observations, insect and benthic sampling, and camera trapping. Work hours will usually be more than 8 hours per day, working on Saturdays as well. The weather along the beach can vary from cool, breezy or rainy conditions to high temperatures and humidity. The successful candidate will walk 6 to 8 miles of beachfront each day with the researcher to conduct field activities. Qualifications: B.S. (or pursuit thereof) in Wildlife Science, Environmental Science, or a related field, experience with banding, and shorebirds is preferred, but training will be provided. A valid driver’s license is required. $400 / week and housing provided. Position open until filled with an application deadline of January 15, 2008. Posted: 11/13/07.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Field Ornithologists (12) needed from about 10 May-10 July for the 2nd Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas. Boost your resume by participating in an innovative new Atlas effort, with challenging protocols and sampling techniques never before used in a statewide Atlas effort! Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be hiring field ornithologists to conduct point counts and other special surveys for both diurnal and nocturnal birds across Pennsylvania. Applicants MUST BE highly proficient at identifying all eastern birds by sight and, especially, by song. Preferred applicants will have experience using a GPS unit, reading and using topographic maps, and have good computer and Internet skills. Applicants must be willing to work long days, work well with others, and be willing and able to camp. Pay will be commensurate with experience, ranging from $1600 - 2300/mo plus travel. To apply please send cover letter and resume, with the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. When applying, please include a detailed cover letter describing jobs and/or experiences you have had *identifying birds by song*. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Posted: 2/8/08.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Summer Project Assistants (up to 6). Research the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationships between mammals, ticks, Lyme disease ecology, tree seed survival, songbirds, and gypsy moths. Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York's Hudson River Valley. Duties include live-trapping small and medium mammals and reliably recording pertinent data, sampling abundance of ticks, tree seed collection, and laboratory assays of tick infection with the Lyme disease bacterium. Early morning and late afternoon hours. Prior experience handling small- or meso-mammals highly desirable. Desired dates of employment (35 hours/week) are approximately May 15 to November 8, 2008, although applicants available during summer college break are also welcome. Wage is commensurate with education experience. On-site housing is available. Consideration of applications will begin on March 1st. Please submit via email a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to: Manager of Human Resources, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref# 08003, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545. E-mail: email@example.com. Be sure to cite Job Number 08003. Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld. Posted: 1/30/08.
Chapman University: Technician - Biological Science. Will work with undergraduate Biology research students to maintain a greenhouse and participate in experiments. He/she will conduct field work in nearby ecological restoration plots and maintain a marine neurophysiology lab for live marine invertebrates. Supervise student workers maintain greenhouse study on invasive and native plants. Maintain neurophysiology lab including renewing solutions and ordering supplies. Qualifications: Required: BA or BS in Environmental Studies or Biology. Demonstrated field and lab research experience. Demonstrated experience with computer database development and management. Knowledge of standard supply inventories used in biology labs. Skill to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Knowledge of chemical hygiene and hazardous waste policies and procedures. Operational knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques common to undergraduate biology laboratories. Ability to evaluate resource needs and innovatively meet needs with available resources. Ability to interpret and apply department laboratory policies, procedures and regulations. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with faculty, staff and students. Desired: Master's of Art or Master's of Science preferred. Continuation of employment for this position is subject to the availability of funds which expire on May 31, 2008. To apply please go to our website at www.chapman.edu/jobs or submit 2 resume/applications & salary history with job no. 170-07 to HR, 1 University Dr., Orange, CA 92866. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 11/7/07.
Chapman University: Applications are invited for a technician position in plant biochemistry in the Department of Biological Sciences. This is a full-time two year position. Research experience in plant biochemistry (e.g., protein determination) is desirable. The technician is expected to work with undergraduate researchers and perform the following tasks: maintain a greenhouse study on physiological and morphological plasticity in invasive and native plants, method development for the determination of plant proteins and other nitrogenous compounds in the lab, and possibly field work in nearby ecological restoration plots. The ideal candidate will have good writing and organizational skills, field and lab research experience, and an ability to work well with students. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and phone & email addresses of 3 references to: Dr. Jennifer Funk, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Qualifications: -BA or BS in Biology or Biochemistry, MA or MS preferred. Posted: 10/5/07.
Chicago Botanic Garden: The Conservation And Land Management Fellows Program is a partnership between the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Bureau of Land Management, National Parks Service and the USDA Forest Service. The Grand Junction, Colorado Field Office seeks a qualified applicant to perform amphibian monitoring as well as monitoring usage of artificial kit fox dens within the Grand Junction Field Office. Amphibian monitoring has not been conducted in many years and artificial kit fox dens and escape structures have not been monitored for use since their installation in 2004. In addition to this monitoring the successful applicant would also participate in the Land Health Assessment Process, ESI, vegetation monitoring, riparian/stream surveys, range studies, and Oil & Gas on-sites. Skills desired would be: previous experience conducting wildlife studies, especially amphibian studies, comfort in working both independently and within a group, enjoyment of outdoor field work in both rugged and remote areas, ability to read and navigate by map, ability to use a GPS unit & create maps using ARCGIS. Primary work is with the Wildlife Biologist, but opportunities would be provided for participation in a myriad of activities that give a good overview of the Field Office setting and the challenge of many different resource issues. Start date: May 29, 2008. Duration approximately 5-10 months. Travel and lodging expenses are covered for you to travel to Chicago in late May for a one-week training course held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Compensation is $750/two weeks. Applicants must have a visa authorized for employment in the US. Please send a letter of interest, school transcript(s), resume, and three letters of recommendation to: email@example.com This opportunity may also be conducted as a research component of a Masters program with Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden. Posted: 4/28/08.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Natural Area Land Management Assistants, Restoration Ecology Department: Prairie, River and Woodland Ecosystems (4-5 positions, 2-9 months, starting as early as March 24, 2008). Looking for individuals who are physically fit, are eager for hands-on restoration experience, have good knowledge of native, regional flora or capacity and willingness to learn it, and relish being in the out-of-doors. Individuals in these positions will assist in the management and development of natural areas created and restored at the Chicago Botanic Garden: specifically, the 15-acre Dixon Prairie, a 25- acre urban river corridor and a remnant 100-acre oak woodland. Approximately 250 native plant species grow in the six prairie types found in the Dixon prairies (mesic, gravel hill, sand, wet, savanna and fen), 200 native plant species in the various wetland and prairie communities that traverse the river corridor, and over 300 native species in the oak woodland. A significant portion of the work will comprise invasive weed management, including e.g., herbicide application, mowing, digging, cutting brush, removing debris and deadheading. In addition to weed management, activities such as planting, watering, seed nursery oversight, and seed collection and cleaning will be performed, under the supervision of one of the Garden’s restoration ecologists. Safe operation of small equipment including mowers, hedge trimmers, water pumps, and sprayers will be required. Care and responsibility for Garden tools and machines is expected. Some positions will involve significant supervision of volunteers. Assistants will be expected to learn components of the flora in the ecosystem in which they are working. Assistants who participate in the requisite training may be able to assist in controlled burns. Assistants may be expected to assist with plant surveys, data entry, literature research and report writing. Miscellaneous office work and organizational duties will be required. All positions are labor-intensive and physically demanding, requiring lifting or carrying heavy loads (up to 40 lbs) and working long periods in the out-of-doors under arduous conditions (heat, mosquitoes, exposure to poison ivy), often performing repetitive tasks. Requirements: BS/BA in biological sciences or related field (current junior and seniors may apply). Plant identification skills. Knowledge of local flora preferred but not required. Individuals must be able to work alone for long hours in the out-of-doors performing repetitive, arduous tasks under inclement conditions (heat, rain, mosquitoes, poison ivy). Organizational and people skills and an ability to work both independently as well as in a team setting are needed. Assistants are expected to be able to take and pass the State of Illinois’ General Standards Pesticide License Test and be able to carry and lift 40 pounds. Experience with Microsoft Office Excel and Word programs is desirable. A valid driver’s license is necessary with a good driving record. Salary: $11-12/hour plus paid holidays. 40 hours/week. Application Procedure: Forward a cover letter (explaining work goals, reason for seeking position, available dates) and resume by e-mail to Joan O’Shaughnessy, firstname.lastname@example.org. Copy of transcript may be requested. Send to Joan O’Shaughnessy, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022. Posted: 1/16/08.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Internship Program. Interns gain hands-on experience in the areas of education, horticulture or research, and in addition, as part of their training are required to attend educational programming to broaden their general exposure to public horticulture and research. The educational component consists of lectures, field trips and workshops offered through the School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Most interns work between 37.5 and 40 hours per week at $9.00 per hour. Housing is not provided. Assistance, however, in finding local accommodations is given. Interns are ultimately responsible for finding housing. International students are accepted. For more information, plus application requirements, visit www.chicagobotanic.org/internship/. Posted: 1/11/08.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Conservation and Land Management Fellowship Program The Conservation and Land Management Fellows Program is a partnership between the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Bureau of Land Management, National Parks Service and the USDA Forest Service. Positions are available in the western United States beginning June, 2008. Duties may include plant and wildlife monitoring and mapping, endangered species reintroduction, invasive species management, geographic data acquisition and analysis, biological assessments, sensitive species lists and conservation plans, fire ecology, land use planning, archaeology-related activities, recreation areas management, rangeland assessments, seed collection. Fellows participate in a one-week training course held in late May in Chicago. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered. Training includes BLM,NPS,FS orientation, Endangered Species Act and associated programs, plant and animal identification and monitoring, GIS and mapping, and topographical map reading and GPS skills. Compensation is $750 per pay period (every two weeks) How to Apply: Applicants must have a visa authorized for employment in the United States of America. Please send a letter of interest, school transcript(s), resume, and three letters of recommendation to: Manager, CLM Fellows Program (email@example.com). This Fellowship opportunity may also be conducted as a research component of a Masters program with Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden. Posted: 10/22/07, revised: 2/26/08.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Conservation and Land Management Mentoring Program. A paid botany internship position is available for a recent graduate at the Catoctin Mountain Park, C&O Canal National Historical Park and Center for Urban Ecology, Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance. Applicants must have strong botany skills, be able to identify mid-Atlantic flora and have knowledge of restoration and conservation initiatives. Compensation is $750 per two week pay period. Housing is provided. The internships are 5 months in length. The starting date is flexible. Job Description: The intern will work in three locations, but mainly in the C&O NHP (80% time) and Catoctin Mountain Park (20%). 1) Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO): The intern will work on rare plant issues, monitoring, and protection and will work on data from vegetation plots that examine deer browse impacts on forest regeneration. 2) C&O Canal National Historical Park (C&O NHP): The intern will finish work on draft restoration guidelines to enable the park to provide better native plant species and community protection, and more effective resource management. 3) Center for Urban Ecology, Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance: From park RTE plant species lists (with current synonymy, state and global ranks, and blooming periods) create outreach materials such as brochure or PDF to be posted on park websites through the assistance of Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance (UERLA). To apply: Send a letter of interest, unofficial transcripts and resume to Lara Jefferson (firstname.lastname@example.org). A letter of recommendation should also be sent via email (email@example.com) from three referees. Posted: 10/2/07.
City of Los Angeles: Watershed Resources Specialist. Annual Salary: $68,857 - $107,532 The salary range covers multiple pay grades within the class. Duties: performs environmental analyses, research, surveys, investigations and studies to manage natural resources within the Owens Valley and Mono Basin watersheds; recommends management actions to improve water quality and avoid resource conflicts that may threaten the City's water supply; analyzes grazing systems and recreational uses on City lands; makes recommendations to insure that land and water resources are used in a manner consistent with sound ecological and range management practices; conducts forage inventories and vegetation monitoring programs; studies the distribution, habits and classification of wildlife; provides technical guidance and assistance in the preparation of environmental impact reports and other environmental reports regarding water resource related projects; cooperates with federal, state, and local agencies in the improvement, management and protection of the City's watershed; develops and implements habitat restoration plans including several major stream restoration efforts; makes public presentations on related resource issues; assists in providing technical support for legal hearings regarding water resources issues; assists in providing technical support for legal hearings regarding water resource issues; and does related work. Requirements: Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a degree in plant or animal ecology, biology, watershed management, soil science, fisheries biology, wetland ecology, range management, or natural resource management, and one year of full-time paid experience or field coursework in any of the above fields. Possession of a Masters degree from a recognized four-year college or university, in plant or animal ecology, biology, watershed management, soil science, fisheries biology, wetland ecology, range management or natural resource management, may be substituted for the required experience. Apply online. Posted: 11/8/07.
City of New York: Seasonal position - forest restoration team inventory. The Natural Resources Group Forest Restoration Team protects and manages New York City’s 5000 acres of forests. The team oversees a variety of woodland restoration activities including reforestation, exotic species control, and slope stabilization. The team monitors native trees and shrubs and takes appropriate action at the sign of potential decline. This forest restoration team member will assist in collecting statistical data and making field measurements for forest or wetland inventory, monitoring, and management. Tasks Include: Field work - Assist with vegetation surveys. Data management - data entry and analysis. Research/writing - project reports. Preferred Qualifications: Knowledgeable in ecological principals . Ability to work under adverse conditions (rough terrain, inclement weather, muddy/wet conditions) Knowledge of NE US plant species helpful. Position will begin in March/April 2008. The position lasts from 6-9 months. Rate: $15.90/hr. To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred). Or send to: Susan Stanley, Natural Resources Group, City of New York, Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 1234 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10029 All resumes must be received by March 14, 2008. Posted: 2/29/08.
Coastal States Organization: full-time, one-year, paid intern to assist the states in examining the applications and potential of coastal community resilience. CSO is a small non-profit trade association representing states on coastal and ocean resource management, policy, and legislative issues in Washington D.C. Specifically, the intern will: (1)Enhance the states' understanding of coastal resilience; (2) Explore how coastal resilience can be used as a measure of community health; (3) Increase states' knowledge on the opportunities to incorporate coastal resilience into state and federal legislation; and (4) Serve as a liaison between CSO, the coastal states, and the Coastal Services Center on activities related to coastal resilience. Qualifications: Ability to analyze federal and state coastal policy, meet deadlines, plan meetings, and work well in a small office environment. A Masters Degree in marine/environmental policy or land use/community planning or experience with coastal hazards strongly preferred. Salary: $45k plus health care, vacation, and sick leave. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter by August 31, 2007 to email@example.com. No calls please. A full copy of the announcement may be viewed at www.coastalstates.org. Posted: 8/15/07.
Colorado State University: Dr. Maria Fernandez-Gimenez seeks a research assistant for summer rangeland ecology fieldwork in northwestern Colorado. The project involves modeling the effects of different rangeland management practices, natural disturbances, and environmental stresses on plant community dynamics (developing state-and-transition models). This research assistant position is full time, approximately July 5 to July 26 with possible extension into August. Our work schedule is eight 10-hour days (Monday through Monday) followed by six days off. Crew is based out of Fort Collins but fieldwork will take place near Hayden in northwestern Colorado. Lodging (camping and/or rooms in a local ranch) and transportation to and from field sites will be provided during work trips. Research assistants will receive a weekly stipend of $480 plus per diem ($20/day for days in the field). Responsibilities: - Work as part of a team of 4 to collect field and lab data on plant communities and soils in northwestern Colorado sagebrush steppe. -Collect and manage soil and plant community data, including: - plant identification - clipping and weighing plant biomass samples - gathering soil samples - some lab work - accurate data entry using PDA's, computers, and paper. - Maintain positive group dynamic while living and working with other crew members for long periods in remote areas. - Communicate project goals with members of the local community and respect private property. Qualifications - Demonstrated interest in plant ecology, rangeland management or ecological restoration. - Interest in using taxonomic keys to identify plants, especially in Colorado and Wyoming sagebrush steppe. - Good physical condition. This includes ability to hike distances of up to 2 miles over rough terrain carrying equipment, in hot or inclement weather, while maintaining group safety and high data quality standards. - Good driving record. Four wheel drive experience a plus. - Ability to work individually and as part of a team. - Positive attitude. For more information, email Emily Kachergis at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, send resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to by June 30. Interviews will start immediately. Posted: 6/24/08.
Colorado State University: Summer Ecology Field Technician Dates: May 19 through June 30, 2008. Application Deadline: April 18, 2008. The position advertised is for one full-time field technician to assist a Colorado State University graduate student in data collection. The project is to analyze riparian tree communities on rivers in the Four Corners region of the Colorado Plateau. We will spend one month traveling to approximately 15 sites located throughout the four-corners region. At each site, we will spend 1-2 days in each site surveying riparian tree populations. Primary duties will be estimating canopy cover, counting seedlings and collecting soil samples in vegetation plots. Also, technicians will assist in surveying ground surface elevation at sites in riparian habitat. Candidates must possess a four-year degree or currently be enrolled at a college or university pursuing a degree in ecology, natural resource management, environmental studies, range management, forestry, or other similar area. Candidates must be in good physical condition, capable of working long days in the field under hot, rugged conditions. Ability to work under these conditions is essential. Candidates should be comfortable working in the backcountry. We will spend most nights camping in the field, candidates should be comfortable camping for several weeks on end under rustic conditions. Skills in the following areas are valuable: working well in an isolated team setting, wilderness safety and first aid training, and experience with backcountry travel. Experience with relevant fieldwork and plant surveying skills are desirable, but not necessary. A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record are required. Salary: $375/week. Application Process: Email a 1-2 page resume and cover letter, including three references with telephone numbers and email addresses, to: Lindsay Reynolds (email@example.com). Posted: 4/3/08.
Colorado State University: Seasonal Botanist/Plant biologist, Rocky Mountain National Park. Dates: July 1st through August 31st 2008. Application Deadline: April 30th, 2008. One full-time botanist or plant biologist to perform vegetation sampling and data collection in a remote field setting. Project involves establishment of new monitoring sites, installation of equipment, and initial data collection for a long-term wetland monitoring project in Rocky Mountain National Park. This project is run by Colorado State University and NPS Inventory and Monitoring, data will be used to assess condition of Rocky Mountain wetlands and aid the park in future wetland monitoring efforts. Duties include field identification of vascular plant species including difficult taxa such as Carex and Juncus and collection of non-vascular species for expert identification. Simple measurements of herbivory, soils, and water table and pH will also be taken. Botanist will be required to perform on and off trail GPS navigation to remote sites and supervise field technicians who will assist in data collection and equipment installation. The bulk of the work will be performed in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park in variable climatic conditions. Work will also include frequent and extensive hiking on and off trail and carrying of heavy field equipment. Qualifications: Candidates must possess at least a four-year degree in biology, plant ecology, botany or other similar area. Candidates are expected to be skilled at plant identification and comfortable using a dichotomous key. Previous field experience with vegetation sampling and leadership skills are desirable. Candidates must be in good physical condition, capable of long hikes in rugged terrain at high altitudes and in soggy lowlands while carrying a loaded backpack. Trips into the backcountry may last up to seven days and will involve hiking both on and off trail. Adverse weather conditions such as near freezing temperatures, rain, and snow may be encountered on a regular basis. Ability to work, hike, camp and maintain a positive attitude in these conditions is essential. Skills in the following areas are valuable: experience with backcountry travel, wilderness safety and first aid training, and working well in an isolated team setting. A valid driver’s license and safe driving record are required. Salary: $2,500/month plus housing (if desired) in Rocky Mountain National Park. Application Process: Email resume and cover letter (as attachments), including three references with telephone numbers and email addresses, to the contact information below. Please indicate availability as dates may be flexible. Contact: Katie Driver, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Department of Forest, Rangeland, & Watershed Stewardship, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1472. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/19/08.
Colorado State University: Summer Botany/Ecology Field Technicians, Rocky Mountain National Park. Dates: Technician I: July through September 2008. Technician II: July and August 2008. Application Deadline: April 30, 2008. Two full-time field technicians needed to assist a Colorado State University graduate student in data collection. The project involves installation of equipment and initial data collection for a long term wetland monitoring project in Rocky Mountain National Park. Specifically, we will be collecting data such as community composition of both vascular and nonvascular plant species, soil, and ground water measurements. Duties include installing ground water wells, soil sampling, equipment maintenance, vegetation sampling and GPS navigation. The bulk of the work will be performed in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park in variable climatic conditions. Work will also include frequent and extensive hiking on and off trail and carrying of heavy field equipment. Candidates must possess a four-year degree or currently be enrolled at a college or university pursuing a degree in biology, plant ecology, natural resource management, botany, forestry, or other similar area. Candidates must be in good physical condition, capable of long hikes in rugged terrain at high altitudes and in soggy lowlands while carrying a loaded backpack. Trips into the backcountry may last up to seven days and will involve hiking both on and off trail. Candidates should also be prepared for some strenuous physical labor including digging and well installation. Adverse weather conditions such as near freezing temperatures, rain, and snow may be encountered on a regular basis. Ability to work, hike, camp and maintain a positive attitude in these conditions is essential. Skills in the following areas are valuable: experience with backcountry travel, wilderness safety and first aid training, and working well in an isolated team setting. Experience with relevant fieldwork, plant identification skills including familiarity with dichotomous keys is desirable, but not necessary. A valid driver’s license and safe driving record are required. Each technician will receive $1,500/month plus housing (may be campsites) in Rocky Mountain National Park. Application: Email a 1 page resume and cover letter (as attachments), including three references with telephone numbers and email addresses, to: Katie Driver (email@example.com). Please indicate desired position(s). Posted: 2/18/08.
Colorado State University: Research Associate II, salary $42k/yr. This position is for collaborative work between the Colorado State Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship and the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. The Research Associate collaborates with and assists Mike Ryan (RMRS, Research Ecologist) and Dan Binkley (CSU, Professor) with the design, implementation, and data analysis and management of field and laboratory studies of ecosystem processes. The Research Associate will independently direct and coordinate many aspects of the field and laboratory studies, including collecting field and laboratory data; analyzing, organizing and synthesizing data; maintaining field and laboratory equipment for plant ecophysiological measurements; designing and building instrumentation; and supervising research assistants in field and laboratory data collection and analysis. Required Qualifications are 1) M.S. Degree in Ecology, Natural Resources, Forestry, Biology, or a closely related field. Desired Qualifications are 1) Experience with a wide variety of field data collection; 2) Ability to analyze and manage complex ecological data sets; 3) Ability to write for scientific and non-technical audiences; 4) Knowledge of identification of Colorado plants; 5) Knowledge of computer data processing, including one or more of the major statistical software packages and GIS, and 6) Experience with programming and retrieving data from dataloggers and in troubleshooting, analyzing and repairing field and laboratory equipment. To apply, please send letter of interest, resume and three references to Dan Binkley at: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Mike Ryan email@example.com by November 12, 2007. Posted: 10/23/07.
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station: Two Durational Research Assistant position are available to assist in greenhouse and field studies focusing on the Biological Control of the Invasive Aquatic Plant Eurasian Watermilfoil. Background (course work) and experience in biology, entomology, and/or insect identification are desirable. Duties will include assisting in the establishment and maintenance weevil populations in greenhouses, collection and processing of Eurasian Watermilfoil vegetation samples from CT Lakes for chemical analysis, outdoor experiments in integrated pest management and laboratory-based identification and analysis of collected vegetation for invertebrate species. The position is available from May 1, 2008 through November 1, 2008. The hours of work are 8:30-4:30, M-F (35 hr/wk) and the salary is $10/hr. Interested candidates should send an application to Dr. Jason White, Department of Soil & Water, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT 06504. Phone 203-974-8523, FAX 203-974-8502, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/8/07, revised: 4/2/08.
Conservation Biology Institute: Conservation Biologist - GIS Analyst. The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI), with offices in Corvallis, OR and San Diego, CA, is a growing, non-profit organization dedicated to providing scientific expertise to support conservation and recovery of biological diversity in its natural state through applied research, education, planning, and service. This job announcement is for a scientist position at the Corvallis office and involves working in conjunction with the Executive Director and other conservation biologists to address a wide range of conservation issues using computer mapping technologies. Collecting, compiling, and analyzing large conservation datasets is routine. A minimum requirement is a M.S. in ecology, geography, natural resources, or related field. Strong working knowledge of conservation biology and ecological principles, Arc/Info GIS, and decision support tools is required. Successful applicant must be: (1) highly motivated and organized, (2) able to work independently or in teams, and (3) a good communicator (verbal and written). Salary range of $38-45k depending on experience, plus benefits. Flexible work hours. Starting Date: October 2007. For more information about the Conservation Biology Institute and this job announcement, see www.consbio.org. Applications are due no later than September 28, 2007. Applicants should send resume, list of three references, examples maps and professional writing, and cover letter with statement of career goals via email to email@example.com or regular mail to James R. Strittholt, Ph.D., Conservation Biology Institute, 136 SW Washington Ave., Suite 202, Corvallis, OR 97333. Posted: 9/5/07.
Consortium for Ocean Leadership: The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, a new corporation resulting from the merger of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE) and the Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI) has an immediate and rewarding opportunity for a qualified individual to serve as the NOSB Education Coordinator. This individual will be responsible for the efficient day-to-day operational activities of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl and specific associated projects (such as internships, diversity programming and summer award trip coordination). Duties include service as the main point of contact for NOSB Regional Coordinators, planning, workshop and training activities, database and filing system maintenance and integrity, solicitation and review of questions and a variety of additional administrative and logistical tasks related to the program. The ideal candidate will have: - A bachelors degree in a scientific, education or policy-focused field; advanced degree preferred - Familiarity with the educational and the scientific research community - A minimum of 2 years of administrative/programmatic experience with capacity to assume full responsibility for specific components of a national program - Excellent organizational skills with an emphasis on attention to detail - Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills; must be able to deal comfortably and tactfully with a variety of people of all ages, including non-native English speakers as well as scientists, Federal officials and faculty/administrators from academic institutions - Demonstrated proficiency with all MS Office applications; experience in database set-up/ management and web editing; ability to research information using electronic resources such as the Internet; web editing experience. For immediate consideration, interested applicants should direct a cover letter and resume to: Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Attn: Education Coordinator Search, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 420, Washington, DC 20005. Fax – (202) 332-8887 or by Email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/27/07.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: four biological technicians to conduct field studies of Golden-winged Warblers from early May to 30 June 2008. Two technicians will travel throughout the northern Appalachians (likely PA, NJ, and southern NY) and two will be stationed around the Fort Drum area in upstate NY. The work will focus on surveying Golden-winged Warblers in a variety of habitats to help understand population trends and habitat requirements for this species of conservation concern. Applicants should be highly motivated, have some experience conducting standardized bird surveys, possess a valid drivers license, and be willing to travel extensively (and possibly camp). A salary/stipend, plus expenses will be provided and likely a field vehicle for the Appalachian positions. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in avian sampling techniques and meet biologists/scientists from academia, state agencies, and conservation organizations. For more information, please contact Sara Barker at 607-254-2465 or email@example.com. Posted: 4/2/08.
Duke University: The Clark lab in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Science is seeking technicians for the 2008 field season. These are full-time (40h/week) temporary positions with an initial hiring period of six months and the possibility of extension. We study plant community ecology and forest responses to disturbance (see lab website for full project descriptions). Our research sites are located in the Duke Forest in the piedmont of North Carolina, and at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in the southern Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. The research technicians’ primary responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, the following: 1) Assist with inventories of vegetation within forested study plots ranging in size from 1.5 to 4.5 hectares, and to identify and sort reproductive parts of tree species. 2) Collecting data from a wireless network of environmental sensors, and performing simple maintenance tasks on the hardware. 3) Collecting and measuring tree cores, which includes sample collection in the field and precise measurement of growth rings using a microscope and digital micrometer. 4) Building and installing probes that measure sapflow in tree stems. 5) Using camera equipment in the field to collect hemispherical photographs of forest canopies. Knowledge of the taxonomy of eastern forests, and experience using Microsoft Excel are all beneficial, but not required. Applicants should be willing to work outdoors under a variety of field conditions. Approximately 75% of the technicians’ work will be in the field, and there may be as much as 2 weeks of travel to the mountain-sites per month. The salary is $9/hour with eligibility for health and dental benefits. Housing, transportation, and reimbursement for meals are provided for trips to the field sites in the Appalachian Mountains. The successful applicant will need to secure their own housing in the Durham/Research Triangle area. Application materials should include a cover letter of one page or less describing your background and interest in the position, and a resume that documents your relevant experience, skills, and abilities. Please submit these materials through e-mail as a single document to Luke Pangle (firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-660-7295) by April 1, 2008. Feel free to contact Luke with any questions about the position. Posted: 3/18/08.
Duke University: The Bernhardt lab is looking to hire a short-term research technician for a project focused on nutrient transformations between soil, water and atmosphere in a large-scale wetland restoration project in coastal North Carolina. Specifically, this position will involve field and laboratory work with 15N stable isotopes to investigate nitrification and denitrification in wetland soils. Technicians will be expected to assist with field sampling and preparation and analysis of soil, gas, and water samples in the laboratory. Successful applicants will gain experience in both aquatic and terrestrial biogeochemical methods. Employment duration: approximately 4 months, August to November 2008. Job Requirements: Ability to conduct moderately physical activity in the field under adverse conditions (i.e. heat, high humidity, and insects). Previous experience in soil and /or water chemical analysis is strongly preferred. Previous experience with gas sampling and/or stable isotopes is highly desired. Qualifications: B.S. degree and coursework in ecology, biogeochemistry, soils, environmental chemistry, and/or hydrology (or related fields). Pay: $10/h. Please send cover letter, resume, list of pertinent courses and references (with phone numbers) by email to Jen Morse: email@example.com. Please include "Biogeochemistry Research Assistant" in the title of your email. For specific questions or more information on this position, please contact: Dr. Emily S. Bernhardt, Department of Biology, Box 90338, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Telephone: (919) 660-7318. Posted: 6/23/08.
Duke University: The Bernhardt lab is looking to hire 2-3 research technicians to work on two independently-funded research projects. The first project examines the effects of elevated CO2 and N availability on root exudation in a loblolly pine plantation (Duke Forest FACE facility). The second project involves studying nutrient transformations between soil, water and atmosphere in a large-scale wetland restoration project in coastal North Carolina. Technicians will be expected to perform routine field sampling and preparation and analysis of soil and water samples in the laboratory. Successful applicants will gain experience in numerous aquatic and terrestrial biogeochemical methods. Successful applicants will also have opportunities to attend seminars and participate in reading groups associated with the vibrant ecology and biogeochemistry community at Duke. Employment duration: We are accepting applications from those seeking short-term (2-3 months in summer of 2008) or longer-term employment (12 months from June 2008 to June 2009 with the possibility for an extension). Job Requirements: Ability to conduct moderately physical activity in the field under adverse conditions (i.e. heat, high humidity, and insects). Previous experience in soil and /or water chemical analysis is strongly preferred. Qualifications: For a 12 month position, an M.S. degree in biogeochemistry, ecology, soils and/or hydrology (or related fields) is preferred but not required. For a summer position, a B.S. degree and coursework in ecology, biogeochemistry, soils and/or hydrology (or related fields) is required. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full benefits included. Please send cover letter, resume, list of pertinent courses and references (with phone numbers) by email to Marcelo Ardon (firstname.lastname@example.org) Please include “Biogeochemistry Research Assistant” in the title of your email. For specific questions or more information on this position, please contact: Dr. Emily S. Bernhardt (919-660-7318). Posted: 3/5/08.
Duke University: Transportation Policy Analyst. The Climate Change Policy Partnership at is seeking an analyst with broad experience in the field of transportation and specific expertise in vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and transportation systems/smart growth. The analyst will research and analyze transportation and land-use greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation options and develop related policy proposals. Requirements: Applicants must have an MA/MS with five years relevant experience. An MA related to policy is highly desirable. We are looking for candidates with: * Experience analyzing and designing federal and state transportation and land-use policies, including vehicle technology, biofuels, transit, commuter options, and freight. * Familiarity with transportation and energy data sets, models and technical tools. * Some combination of academic training and work experience in planning, public policy, engineering and/or economics. * The ability to clearly articulate the benefits (and transactions costs) of using market dynamics to reduce transportation GHG emissions, including baselines/additionality, sector targets, offsets etc. * The ability to translate analysis into practical policy proposals that can integrate with federal climate policy such as a cap and trade program. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Kathy Jooss; email@example.com; tel: 919-613-9008. Posted: 11/15/2007.
Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition: Vegetation Field Crew Members for a Watershed Assessment Project. Field crew members will be responsible for collecting vegetation and community data in dry, upland desert plant communities within the watersheds. The data will be collected with PDA's from randomly located 40 x 50m sampling plots using line point intercept. Crew members will also be responsible for the appropriate collection and identification of unknown plant specimens. This position is a great learning experience for any individual interested in the plant ecology of the Great Basin desert. Strong applicants will either be currently enrolled in or graduated from a program in natural resources, biology, ecology, or a related field. Experience in taxonomic keys and field botany is essential. A working knowledge of the flora of the Great Basin desert is preferred but not required if the candidate has demonstrated in the past an ability to learn plant species quickly. Ability to enjoy long days of repetitive but meaningful work is strongly desired. Must be experienced with 4WD, GPS, and backcountry navigation with maps and compass. Backcountry camping will be required for certain study areas. Crew members must have proven experience in working well with others. Candidates must be enthusiastic about hiking long distances (up to 8 miles a day) over rugged terrain while carrying a 30-lb pack and be able to work long hours in extreme conditions, including rain and 100+ degrees F heat, in remote areas. Field crews have also encountered snow during the months of May and June. A clean driving record for the past three years is mandatory. 4WD vehicles, GPS units, digital cameras, and PDA's will be provided by the Coalition. Crew members will be required to provide their own housing and personal field gear. Wages: $14-15/hour, depending on experience (plus per diem when camping). Duration: Positions will begin May 12, 2008, and last at least three months. Candidates should be able to travel to Eastern Nevada by May 12, and be able and willing to remain in Eastern Nevada through mid-August. Additional work beyond August may be available dependent upon the arrival of winter. The crews will be based out of the Coalition's office in Ely, NV, and will be working in Lincoln County, NV. Deadline: 4 pm PST on Monday, March 21, 2008. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) references (names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and relation to applicant) via e-mail to: Jennifer Brickey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include 'WA Field Crew Member' in the subject line of the email. Any applications received that do not have references included will be automatically discarded. Phone interviews will be scheduled following the application deadline and will occur throughout March. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Jennifer Brickey by email or at 775-289-7974 ext. 7#. All applicants must be citizens of the US or authorized to work within the US. Please note these positions are part of a separate project from our vegetation technician 'ESR' positions. For more information, please visit envlc.org. Posted: 2/5/08, revised: 3/14/08.
Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition: Vegetation Technicians and Lead Vegetation Technicians. Duration: Period 1: Late March through May 2008, Period 2: June through September 2008 (Priority will be given to candidates who can work both periods) SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week in an eight on, six off schedule (ten hour days) PAY: $14/hour for technicians, $17/hour for lead technicians, plus $29/day per diem rate when in the field. Location: Ely, Nevada (project work can be up to 200 miles away from Ely). Application Deadline: February 8th, 2008. This is a field position that requires extensive camping and backcountry travel. Technicians will be responsible for collecting and entering post-fire vegetation response data from recently burned areas located in remote parts of Eastern Nevada on public lands administered by the BLM. Data collected will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of emergency stabilization and rehabilitation treatments. Common treatments include aerial and hand seeding of perennial grasses, forbs and shrubs to stabilize soils and prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plants and noxious weeds. All Technicians will be responsible for driving and hiking to sampling locations. Technicians will be required to collect data following rigorous sampling protocols. Lead Technicians will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the daily activities of a three-person field crew, including data quality checks. Lead Technicians will also be responsible for ensuring the safety their crew. This is a great opportunity to learn about the flora of the Great Basin and Mojave and also to learn about fire ecology in the region. Technician Qualifications: • Interest in plant identification (experience preferred) • Experience operating 4X4 pickup over rough roads • Ability to navigate using topographic maps, compass, and GPS • Ability to hike up to 10 miles per day carrying a 30 pound pack • Experience camping in a remote backcountry setting for 3-4 day stints • Ability to work 10-hour days in temperatures that can exceed 100ºF. • Ability to follow rigorous sampling protocols • Ability to work as part of a crew • Authorization to work in the U.S. Lead Technician Qualifications/Duties: • Qualifications listed above for general technicians • Familiarity with dichotomous keys and recognition of plants at a family level • Previous knowledge of Great Basin/Mojave flora desired • Experience with field sampling protocols and ensuring data quality • First aid knowledge/training • Strong leadership skills. Application: Please follow these instructions carefully. Applicants should E-MAIL a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references to Neil Frakes at email@example.com. Extended deadline for applications: February 19, 2008. For more information, please visit envlc.org, e-mail Neil Frakes at the address above or call (775) 289-7974 Ex. 6. Posted: 1/28/08, revised: 2/13/08.
Eastern Oregon Stewardship Services: A seasonal position available for Eastern Oregon Botanist to collect Native Seed. Eastern Oregon Botanist will be responsible for seed collecting and data entry in SE Oregon, Central Oregon, Northern Nevada and Hells Canyon. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in plant/rangeland ecology or other related science; at least two field seasons of relevant field experience; and skills in grass and forb identification will be preferred. Applicants must be willing and able to hike 5 miles/day and work outdoors under variable weather conditions. Applicants must provide their own transportation. Eastern Oregon Botanist will be a subcontractor under the supervision of Eastern Oregon Stewardship Services. Positions will start June 10 and end August 15. Botanist will be paid approximately $15 to $18/hour depending on experience and will be reimbursed for mileage. Please send an application consisting of your education, list of references, work history and interest in position to the above address. Inquiries can be made by phone or email now thru March 7 and April 2 thru May 8. Application Deadline: May 9, 2008. Posted: 3/10/08.
Ecological Society of America: Assistant Editor to help produce Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a high ranking monthly publication focusing on ecological and environmental science. Manage the online peer review system, edit manuscripts, check page proofs, commission articles, deal with authors and associate editors, and interview researchers for the monthly Frontiers podcast. Some travel. A relevant life sciences degree is a must and some experience editing scientific journals is preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Downtown Washington, DC location. Send or fax cover letter, resume, salary history, and names of 3 references to: Assistant Editor Search, ESA, 1990 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Fax (202) 833-8775. Application deadline: Friday 16 May 2008. Posted: 5/2/08.
Ecological Society of America: Program Manager, Office of Science Programs. Develop and manage workshops, conferences, and publications linking ecological research to decision making and resource management. Must also be able to work with teams of scientists, help develop project web sites, and manage project budgets. MA/MS in ecology or environmental studies, 3-5 years experience required. Excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills required, and strong background in science or environmental studies. Salary high 30s, excellent benefits. Submit cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references by November 9, 2007, to: Science Director, ESA, 1707 H Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 202-833-8775. No calls, please. Posted: 9/6/07, revised: 10/10/07.
Ecosystem Management, Inc.: Biologists are sought to conduct vegetation surveys in the Boise, Idaho area and along the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana. Idaho: Projects commence about May 20 -June 5. Ecological data will be collected along short transects and plots. Plants will be identified. Camping will be required. Biologists will work in two person crews. Vehicles will be provided. BSc in biology, botany, ecology or related field. Good plant ID skills. Field experience in Great Basin desirable. Good teamwork skills. Send resume and 3 references (file titled with your last name) to email@example.com. Montana: Ecological data will be collected and plant species identified along short transects and plots along riparian and rangeland sites. The project will commence about May 20-27 and extend through July. Camping will be required. Rental vehicles will be provided to two person crews. BSc in biology, ecology, botany or related field. Good plant ID skills. Field experience in Rocky Mountain and/or Great Plains preferred. To apply: Send resume and 3 references (file titled with your last name) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/6/08.
Ecosystem Management Research Institute: seasonal wildlife technician to conduct surveys of grassland birds and to map prairie dog colonies in the Thunder Basin of eastern Wyoming. Field surveys will begin in mid May and continue through July or early August. Primary activities will be to conduct point count surveys for grassland bird species and to map the occurrence of active prairie dog colonies. This position will require the technician to work individually and in a remote setting but in conjunction with a vegetation survey crew that will also be operating out of the field headquarters and housing complex. Qualifications: 1) Knowledge of wildlife sampling techniques; 2) Ability to identify grassland birds by sight and call; 3) Ability to work effectively with private landowners and agency personnel; 4) Must be in good physical condition and be able to work independently and as part of a small team; and 5) Must be able to safely operate vehicles with standard transmissions and ATV's. Salary: $1600-2000 per month, commensurate with education level and experience. Rural housing, field equipment, and field vehicles will be provided. Individuals are responsible for providing their own transportation to the project area. Requirements: Valid driver's license. Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter addressing each of the identified qualifications. Also, include the names, addresses, e-mails, and telephone numbers of three references. Applicant selection will begin in ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. Send requested information to: Carolyn_Mehl@emri.org or mail to Carolyn Mehl, EMRI, P.O. Box 717, Seeley Lake, MT 59868. For more information about this position contact Carolyn Mehl by email or call (406) 677-0247. Posted: 4/3/08.
The Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station: The Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station, in Rensselaerville, N.Y., invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is the chief operating officer of the Preserve and is primarily responsible for helping to fulfill its mission to protect the Lake Myosotis watershed and surrounding lands, offer diverse educational activities, and promote biological research appropriate to the Preserve. He/she will be expected to develop innovative partnerships and programs with members of the local and regional community, educators, researchers, cultural organizations, government and non-governmental groups and foundations. He/she will be responsible for supervising long-term ecological monitoring, working with the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to select a seasonal Scientist-in-Residence and other grant recipients and will assist in accommodating researchers. The Executive Director must be able to work effectively with diverse constituencies. Other tasks include managing a small year-round staff as well as seasonal employees; recruiting, hiring, and supervising employees; coordinating volunteers; supervising the maintenance of facilities, trails, and grounds; facilitating recreational use; assisting in membership growth and fundraising; and performing administrative functions. The Executive Director reports to a Board of Directors and will work with the board to meet fundraising goals, as well as to develop and implement annual budgets and a long-term strategic plan for the Preserve. Qualifications: A Master's degree or higher in a field or discipline related to the activities of the Preserve is desirable, but individuals showing a combination of relevant education and experience will be considered. Significant experience in one or more of the following: environmental education or research; nonprofit management; program development; resource management; science or environmental administration; or a related field. Familiarity with research and educational processes related to nature is desirable. Experience in working collaboratively, developing partnerships, and building community relations. Entrepreneurial experience is highly valued. Administrative and supervisory experience and an ability to work in an environment in which interaction with many constituencies is expected. Excellent communications and organizational skills, the ability to work effectively with a Board of Directors, and the desire to develop the full potential of the Preserve. Experience in membership development and fundraising is a plus. This is a full time position. Salary: Commensurate with experience (range $45-50k). On-site housing available. Generous vacation policy. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of at least three references with their contact information to email@example.com or to L. S. Carter, Chair, E.N. Huyck Preserve Search Committee, 66 McKenna Road, Norwich, VT, 05055. Formal review of applications will begin by early December 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/20/07.
Environmental Concern Inc: seeking a committed wetland professional for a career position in wetland construction and restoration. In addition to supervising a construction crew of 2-3 people, the Wetland Restoration Team Leader will be involved in site assessment, design, restoration and monitoring. This is a field position. Work is out of doors in wetland environments. Founded in 1972, Environmental Concern Inc is one of the oldest and most respected names in wetlands. A public non-profit based in St. Michaels, Maryland, Environmental Concern is dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of wetlands through education and outreach, native species horticulture, and wetland creation, enhancement and restoration initiatives. Qualifications: Undergraduate degree or higher in Environmental Science or related field OR equivalent experience in the field. Passion for wetland restoration with good work ethic. Experience operating construction equipment is a plus but not necessary. We will train motivated individuals. Supervisory skills desired but not mandatory. Excellent benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience and aptitude. Please send resume electronically (preferred) to Gene Slear, Vice President of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the post at P.O. Box P, St. Michaels, MD, 21663. Posted: 1/29/08.
Everglades National Park: Two positions: (1) Programmer (position listed as "Information Technology Specl (Apps Software/ Data Mgmt)". Job Announcement Number: AT172719. Salary Range: $51,734 - 75,112 annually (GS 9/11). Term (up to 3 years) position available in the Biological Resources Branch at Everglades National Park for a programmer to develop and maintain program coding of spatial wildlife models and decision support systems in a GIS environment and model integration with the WWW and other avenues of public and policy-maker outreach. The candidate will also assist with GIS analyses and GIS data preparation including vegetation classification. Experience with object-oriented programming such as C++/ C#/ Java is desired. Closes: 3/14/08. (2) Spatial Statistical Analyst (Note: may be filled as a Statistician or an Ecologist). Job Announcement Number: AT175002. Salary Range: $57,349 -89,362 annually (GS 11/12). Term (up to 4 years) position available in the Biological Resources Branch at Everglades National Park. Develops analytical and geostatistical solutions to examine spatial trends of land cover and wildlife habitat change in the Everglades landscape and landscape model integration with public and policy-maker decision support systems. The incumbent will be expected to develop innovative and effective approaches examining scale, spatial configuration and landscape issues in the creation, validation and application of regional models. Using integrating computer models and other tools with biological and physical scientific knowledge and resources management practices, conducts analysis of geo-referenced data to determine resources conditions or trends; models expected or predicted results of alternative management actions; and works to aid in resolution to management issues. Integrates a variety of GIS, statistical and database management software, and when necessary, modifies or adapts standard software to meet program needs. Implements data documentation procedures and data distribution using appropriate technologies, e.g. Internet. For more information, please go to www.usajobs.gov and search for the announcement numbers listed above. Closes: March 27, 2008. Posted: 3/3/08.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Florida Bird Initiatives Coordinator. This is a two-year term, grant-funded position with the possibility of extension. No benefits are offered. Pay rate is $20.33/hour ($42k/yr). To apply: Send CV and cover letter to Robin.Boughton@myfwc.com or by mail to Robin Boughton, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, 1239 SW 10 St., Ocala, FL 34471; postmarked on or before October 1, 2007. Job Description: - Foster a vision for statewide all-bird conservation in Florida and establish and implement strategies to achieve that vision. - Serve as lead in forming the Florida All-Bird Conservation Partnership which will function to facilitate and improve communications concerning avian conservation activities within the state. Specific duties will include signing-up partners, developing public support for the program, and developing, organizing, and conducting Partnership activities to improve communications and encourage participation in avian conservation (e.g., annual ornithological conference, monthly newsletter, other outreach). - Serve as lead/facilitator for the Florida All-Bird Technical Working Group which serves as a resource to address avian issues/needs and guide Florida's overall avian conservation strategy. Specific duties will include organizing and participating in Group meetings, assisting with the development of Group products, and providing support to and communication between Group members. - Serve as lead for the FWC All-Bird Team. Serve as liaison between Team and statewide Working Group. - Develop and maintain the Florida All-Bird website. Specific duties will include website design and development of website content (original material as well as review and summary of existing literature). - Assist internal and external partners with implementation of avian conservation efforts in Florida. Examples of duties include identifying project opportunities and potential partners, facilitating project initiation through grant acquisition, and developing outreach campaigns. - Represent FWC and the Florida All-Bird Conservation Initiative to the conservation community, resource agencies, and general public. Serve as point-of-contact for state, regional, and national avian initiatives as related to all-bird conservation. Specific duties will include participating in meetings, outreach programs, and informal networking, providing technical assistance, and responding to avian information requests. - Develop and foster alliances to promote and facilitate cooperation between FWC, public land managers, private industry, conservation organizations, the academic community, and citizens to further bird conservation objectives and management activities. - Cultivate a working knowledge of avian conservation activities in Florida and the Southeast U.S. Posted: 9/17/07.
Florida International University: The technician will interact in a heterogeneous applied research group, on projects tied in varying degree to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and to management efforts for rare species (e.g., Cape Sable seaside sparrow) and rare ecosystems (e.g., pine rocklands). He/she will be working on studies of tree island function, marl prairie and aquatic slough vegetation pattern, fire ecology, and landscape ecology. This is an excellent position for someone who is fascinated by vegetation-environment relationships, especially in wetlands, but who wants to be exposed to a range of disciplines and sub-tropical ecosystems while developing a career path. FIU is a state university, but this is not a permanent position and does not include benefits. Starting pay will range from $25K to $35K per year depending on experience and educational background. A small supplement to augment health insurance may be negotiated. The work includes considerable field and lab time, but skills with data analysis, computer graphics, GIS, and/or scientific writing could be called upon. Field sites are often remote, accessible by foot, helicopter, and airboat, and some mechanical proficiency and field experience are desirable. Heat, mosquitoes, and mud come with the territory, but some days in the Everglades can be truly sublime. More information: South Florida Terrestrial Ecosystems Lab | Southeast Environmental Research Center. If you are interested in the position, please send a resume (with a summary of relevant coursework) and a few paragraphs about your specific interests. I will collect applications until April 1, 2008, after which I’ll contact all applicants. Michael S. Ross, Ph.D. (email@example.com), Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies & Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Tel: 305-348-1420 Fax: 305-348-4096. Posted: 3/5/08.
Florida International University: Biological Technicians needed in Seagrass Ecosystem Research Lab. This is a full-time position in a marine biology lab that studies vegetation and faunal relationships in estuaries around South Florida. We are looking for reliable, hardworking individuals, who are willing and able to perform extensive field and laboratory work. Applicants must be physically fit, able to work independently and as a team member. Duties include: - Identifying, processing, and enumerating marine flora and fauna; - Field sampling of benthic fish and invertebrate using established protocols. Qualifications: - BA or BS in Environmental Studies or Biology; - SCUBA certification; - An in-person interview is required at our lab location in Miami. This position requires a 40 hour work week. Pay starts at $11/hr and is commensurate with experience. Please submit resume/CV with 3 references to Andre Daniels (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note: Our laboratory facilities will be moving to Nova Southeastern University around the end of October. Applicants must be available to work at our Miami location prior to the move and at our Ft. Lauderdale location after the move. Posted: 6/27/07.
Florida State University: Laboratory Manager/Research Technician, Marine Fisheries Ecology, based at the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab in St. Teresa, Florida. The lab manager will work collaboratively on multiple field, laboratory, and data synthesis projects related to marine fisheries ecology. Projects include hypoxia effects on upper trophic levels in estuarine and offshore ecosystems, predator-prey interactions in estuarine environments, and movement/habitat use of juvenile estuarine and nearshore fishes. The successful candidate will also contribute to the analysis of long-term fishery datasets in support of these projects as well as conference presentations and manuscript preparation. This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with multiple researchers using a variety of investigative approaches in marine and estuarine ecosystems, including providing guidance to undergraduate and graduate students, and seasonal technicians. The FSU Coastal and Marine Lab is a growing community of researchers whose interests include marine and estuarine ecology, fisheries, and resource management and conservation. Qualifications: Master's degree or B.S. degree and appropriate work experience in ecology, fisheries, or another aspect of environmental science. Experience working from research vessels and small boats using standard fisheries sampling and processing techniques is preferred. Facility with data analysis software, GIS, and/or database management is strongly desired. The successful candidate should be enthusiastic and able to work reliably and independently. Start date is flexible but expected by summer 2008. Salary range is $27-34k commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. Contact: Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Send a cover letter describing your interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Kevin Craig (email@example.com), Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, 3618 Highway 98, St. Teresa, FL 32358-2702. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/4/08.
Florida State University: Research Technician, community ecology using pitcher plants. Full-time one year research technician position in the Ecology and Evolution group at Florida State University to assist with field and lab experiments studying the small aquatic communities found in the leaves of carnivorous pitcher plants. The technician will assist with an NSF funded research project on how protozoan species evolve during succession within plant leaves. Position is to begin summer 2007 (start date flexible). Technicians in my lab are encouraged to participate actively in the intellectual life of the EE group by attending reading groups, seminars, and graduate courses. Salary $20-22K, commensurate with experience, and including benefits. Review of applications starts April 15 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a CV and a letter describing your background to Dr. Tom Miller (email@example.com). Posted: 3/27/08.
Fort Stewart: Post-graduate Intern – Stream Water Quality. Located near Savannah, Georgia, Fort Stewart is a large military installation (280,000 acres) dedicated to supporting the 3rd Infantry Division while conserving natural resources, including fish and wildlife and their habitat. Assessment of the water quality of streams and monitoring the biological integrity of fish communities is necessary to describe, quantify, manage, and protect the natural resources on Fort Stewart. We seek a responsible and capable individual who wishes to gain practical field experience in resource management and stream ecology. Our Postgraduate Internship Program for Fort Stewart is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The appointment is for one year beginning November, 2007 with potential for renewal for up to two additional years subject to availability of funds. The annual stipend can range from $29k to $36k, depending on education and experience. The intern will support Fort Stewart’s Environmental Division, Fish and Wildlife Branch in its efforts to integrate habitat protection and management actions with military training, endangered species, forestry, and other natural resource management plans. Opportunities for cross-training in a wide variety of management activities exist, ranging from endangered species management to monitoring fish and wildlife resources. In addition, the intern will be involved in a SERDP-funded study to assess the population viability of the endangered shortnose sturgeon. The intern will lead the stream sampling effort designed to characterize relationships between watershed land cover and stream nutrients. Opportunities will exist to collaborate in the analysis and publication of study results. We seek a self-motivated, reliable individual that is comfortable working outdoors and capable of working independently. Educational background and/or practical experience in the field of environmental engineering, natural resources or environmental science is required. A driver’s license is also required. To inquire about or apply for this position contact: Tim Beaty, Chief, Fish and Wildlife Branch, Fort Stewart, GA 31314, Phone: (912) 767-7261, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Henriette Jager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Phone: (865) 574-8143, Email: email@example.com. Posted: 10/4/07.
Franklin and Marshall College: Lancaster, PA. Full-time, year-round position. The Laboratory Technician is responsible for assuring proper plant and animal care for the Biology department, and proper maintenance of the plant and animal growth facilities. The Laboratory Technician works with faculty on the setup and maintenance of teaching laboratories; assists faculty and students in teaching and research laboratories; and helps supervise student prep. room assistants and the Technical Assistant. In consultation with faculty, the Laboratory Technician starts and maintains plants for teaching and research, using growth chambers and glasshouses. The Technician may investigate and implement proper procedures for growing plants, including media, lighting, fertilization, pest control, etc. In consultation with faculty, the Technician cares for animals used for teaching and research, and investigates and implements proper procedures for the care of particular animals, including diet, lighting, temperature, etc. The Technician maintains and supplies teaching labs, and keeps labs clean and orderly; orders and picks-up supplies; maintains teaching and research projects during student and faculty absences from campus; operates the facility control systems; and cleans facilities. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in biology or a related field or significant relevant work experience; an understanding of relevant OSHA and USDA regulations, and other local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to a lab. The successful candidate must be highly reliable and capable of juggling multiple tasks, priorities and varied responsibilities as demonstrated through his/her prior work record. Please include details of such in a cover letter. Visit www.fandm.edu/jobs for a detailed job description and application procedures. Posted: 9/10/07.
Geo-Marine, Inc.: Environmental Scientist, Entry Level. Location: Hampton, VA. Immediate opening for an environmental scientist to provide expertise as part of a team: * Writing, research, and field work in support of the preparation of wetland delineations, biological assessments, environmental assessments, natural resources management plans, and other environmental studies; * Collecting field data using accepted standardized collection methods; * Assisting in the preparation of project reports while adhering to project deadlines; * Traveling to client locations, project sites, symposia and other meetings, other regional offices; * Communicating with government, academic, and industry researchers and scientists * Participating in project team meetings and attending meetings with third parties/clients; * Researching, acquiring, and synthesizing scientific literature and data. Requirements: Education: Minimum BS degree in one of the following sciences: environmental, wetland, biological, ecology, forestry or related field. Ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following: flora and fauna surveys, rare species surveys, wetland delineation, soil classification, wetland hydrology, or natural resources of the mid-Atlantic region. Other useful skills included knowledge or experience in the field data collection methods, GPS usage, ESRI GIS, NEPA, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and related policies. The successful candidate will possess strong technical writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently, while functioning in an environment of changing priorities and time constraints. Fieldwork in difficult conditions and extensive travel may be required. We are presently accepting applications only from US Citizens and permanent residents. To apply, email resume to Steve Silva, Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/3/07.
Geo-Marine, Inc.: NEPA Analyst. Location: Hampton, VA. The responsibilities for the NEPA Analyst include: * Working as a member of an interdisciplinary team of staff and contract scientists, managers, economists to deliver EAs to a variety of Federal clients; * Support for coordination and consultation with Federal regulatory agencies and the public; * Maintaining public records; * Research and assessment of existing conditions and environmental impacts of activities to the natural and human environment. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning or a NEPA related field. At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in providing NEPA services. Working knowledge of NEPA and key technical disciplines such as water and soil resources, land use, aesthetics, socioeconomics. Excellent oral, written and analytical skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Ability to travel as needed for projects throughout the United States. We are presently accepting applications only from US Citizens and permanent residents. To apply: email resume to Steve Silva, Recruiter at: email@example.com. Posted: 10/3/07.
George Washington University: Field and Lab assistants are needed for research on plant-insect interactions. The Lill lab at GWU is looking to hire at least two research assistants for summer/fall 2008. One of these positions will be almost entirely based in the laboratory while the others will be primarily field positions. Our research focuses on host plant use by generalist caterpillars in a tri-trophic context. Specific duties for the lab position include feeding caterpillars, setting up and maintaining diet experiments as well as recording and entering data. This person will be working in our lab on the GWU campus. The field assistants will be working at our field sites, which are state forests near D.C. Specific duties for the field positions include helping with sampling of insects and plants and general upkeep of experimental manipulations. Successful candidates will be capable of working independently. Hours are flexible and may range from full-time to part-time, depending on level of interest. No prior experience is required, but coursework in ecology, evolution, and/or entomology would be useful. Most importantly, the applicant should have a keen interest and enthusiasm for learning about plants and insects. This will be an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to gain research experience. Start date is flexible, but is preferably before July 1st. The position will last through the summer and possibly into the fall if the applicant is interested in a longer appointment. Starting pay is $10/hr. GWU is located in downtown Washington, D.C. If interested, please send a brief letter of introduction, resume, and contact information for 2 references via e-mail to Shannon Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/29/08.
Great Basin Institute: We are recruiting individuals interested in making a positive change to the environment and public lands of the Great Basin, Mojave and Lake Tahoe regions. Summer and fall seasonal positions with land management agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National park Service are available throughout the state. Professional and/or educational experience related to archeology, botany, ecology, wildlife biology, recreation, environmental policy, environmental science, resource monitoring, and/or mapping desirable. If you are looking to develop or enhance skills related to environmental management, we may have a research associate position for you. Downloadable position descriptions, including qualifications and citizenship requirements, for current openings are available on the research associate employment section of Great Basin Institute’s website. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, their résumé, and list of three professional references to Kasia Urban, Recruitment Specialist, at email@example.com. In your correspondence, please indicate the specific position(s) you are interested in applying for. Current Openings include: • Ecosystem Monitoring Technician • Recreation Technician • Archeologist • Vegetation Monitoring Specialist • Hydrologic Technician. Posted: 5/12/08.
Great Basin Institute: in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, Tonopah Field Office, GBI is hiring a Wilderness and Recreation Technician to assist current field staff to assess the current condition of Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) and continue work on an on-going route inventory, including those routes and other developments adjacent to and entering WSAs. WSA and route inventory results will determine the level of change to the resource, if any, since designation in 1980. More specifically, the Wilderness and Recreation Technician will utilize a Trimble GeoExplorer XH GPS unit to gather linear and attribute data on routes associated with WSA and route inventories. In addition, the Technician will download and correct data using Pathfinder Office GPS and store it on the district’s GIS data base. ArcGIS 9 will be utilized for map making and planning efforts. The Technician will enhance and develop skills related to data collection, management, consolidation, storage, as well as methods for presenting easily understandable data. The Battle Mountain BLM District consists of 10.2 million acres of the Great Basin in central Nevada, encompassing extreme diversity in topography, habitat and ecosystems. There will be some flexibility in choosing a work schedule, but likely will work 8 10-hour days (Wednesday – Wednesday), and then have six days off (Thursday – Tuesday). Seasonal office work may require alteration of this schedule. The technician will be expected to spend several nights a week field camping during the field season. Compensation: * Rate of Pay: $17.64/hr; * Health and dental benefits; * Field per diem. Timeline: * April 2008 (or upon availability); * Full time, no overtime. Location: Tonopah, NV. Qualifications: * Bachelors of science degree in Natural Resources or related field (with interest in recreation/wilderness management); * At least one year of experience collecting field data or following established field collection protocols; * Knowledge of or ability to learn how to use Trimble GPS units * Experience creating maps and manipulating data using ArcGIS; * Ability to work with members of the public; * Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and good organizational skills; * An interest and ability to camp and work in remote locations; * Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, traverse uneven terrain and hike cross-country for extended distances (8- 10 miles) * Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass; * Clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with knowledge of or ability to learn how to safely operate an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and 4WD pickup; * Willingness and ability to work safely; and * Citizenship or U.S. work authorization required. * Optimum qualifications include above with overnight field experience, experience working alone, GPS, GIS skills, 4WD driving experience, ATV experience w/ safety course completion, and an excellent safety record. How to Apply: forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Kasia Urban, Great Basin Institute Recruitment Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/3/08.
Great Basin Institute: The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is federally listed as a threatened species north and west of the Colorado River under the Endangered Species Act. In summer 2005, the Southern Nevada Complex fires burned over 597,000 acres in southern Lincoln County, NV, including almost 225,500 acres of desert tortoise habitat. A goal of this work is to assess vegetation in burned and unburned areas of desert tortoise habitat to determine its suitability as food and cover for tortoises, and to inform restoration efforts. Two-person teams will sample study areas using standard methods during March, May-Jun and Aug-Sep, and sample processing will take place in April, July and October. Field Technicians will be trained in standard vegetation sampling techniques. This project will require extensive travel and some multi-day field camping. Compensation: * Rate of Pay: $15/hour, * Medical and dental benefits, * Paid personal leave, * Field per diem. Contract & Timeline: * March 2008 – October 2008. Location: * Based in Mesquite, NV (approximately one hour from Las Vegas, NV to the southwest and St. George, UT to the northeast). Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree in biology (plant or conservation), ecology or related field; * Minimum one year experience (or combination over various field seasons) collecting field data or following established field collection protocols, experience conducting vegetation sampling strongly preferred; * Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and/or data collection; * Experience reading topographic maps and using a compass; * Knowledge of southwestern/Mojave flora and desert ecosystems highly desirable; * Possess a valid, clean state-issued driver’s license, and operate a 4WD vehicle safely on- and off-road; * Ability to work productively with a positive attitude in harsh and rapidly changing desert conditions; * Ability to work on steep or uneven terrain, and otherwise be in good physical condition; and * Willingness to camp in the desert backcountry for consecutive days. How to Apply: forward a cover letter, their résumé, and three references to Kasia Urban, Great Basin Institute Recruitment Specialist at email@example.com. Posted: 3/3/08.
Great Basin Institute: In cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and other federal and state agencies, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting field technicians and support staff to help implement the 2008 Desert Tortoise Line Distance Sampling (LDS) Monitoring program. The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is federally listed as a threatened species north and west of the Colorado River under the Endangered Species Act. The focus of the LDS monitoring program is to collect data that will allow researchers to estimate population density of these animals in the eastern portion of their range. LDS monitoring occurs during April & May to coincide with the peak in the desert tortoise activity season. The Institute will hire experienced specialists to provide GIS and Data QA/QC support, field crew leaders, as well as LDS monitoring and radio telemetry technicians. Specific position details including timeframe, compensation and benefits, and qualifications can be viewed on the employment section of the GBI website. Upon review of the specific positions descriptions, qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, résumé and three professional references to Dr. Paula Kahn, GBI Desert Tortoise Monitoring Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/29/07.
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest: field crew positions (June 16 -September 5, 2008) are available to assist in studies of upland and riparian forests in the mountains of western Oregon. Duties include measuring trees and understory on research sites that range from recently disturbed areas to old-growth forests. Successful applicants will have experience with western montane plants or plant species identification skills. Crew will be based at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River, Oregon. Lodging is provided at H.J. Andrews, and the salary range is $10-13/hour or more, depending on experience. Application deadline: April 1, 2008. Send or email cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, phone and email addresses for 2 references to: Howard Bruner, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR. 97331. For more information contact Howard Bruner (541 737-8520) email@example.com. Posted: 2/7/08.
Harvard University: Harvard Forest – Petersham, Massachusetts. Summer 2008 Research Program In Ecology. Assistant Program Coordinator/Resident Advisor. (One or Two 14-week positions available beginning May 19). For fourteen weeks in May-August 2008, thirty college-age students will join dozens of visiting and staff scientists at Harvard Forest in researching the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems. The Program Assistant works closely with the Forest Administrator in organizing the various educational components to the summer program. S/he lives with the students in Fisher and/or Raup House, providing the information, advising, support and discipline required to create a hospitable academic environment. Duties: Assist with two-day student orientation, May 27-28, 2008; Coordinate weekly evening workshops and seminars; Hold weekly house meetings; Organize student committees (recycling, graduate school, social, etc.); Inform students of Harvard Forest activities, policies, and expectations; Organize a half-day career workshop and Summer Student Symposium in mid-August; Work with Forest Administrator to resolve student issues; Required Skills, Training and Experience; Excellent listening, negotiation, organizational, and problem solving skills required; Strong writing, organizational, telephone, and computer skills; Work independently with moderate supervision; Comfortable with performing a variety of tasks simultaneously; Previous experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse population preferred. Compensation is $12/hour for 40 hours per week plus free room and board for 14 weeks (May 19 to August 22, 2008). The Assistants have private rooms, office space with computer and access to Forest vehicles. The position is flexible and accommodations for a variety of situations are possible. Application: Please send a cover letter, resume and up to three letters of recommendation to the address below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information about Harvard Forest and the summer program is available at http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu. For questions, please contact: Edythe Ellin, Director of Administration, Harvard Forest, Harvard University, 324 N. Main Street, Petersham, MA 01366. 978-724-3302, Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/10/08.
Hayden-Wing Associates, LLC: environmental consulting firm based in Laramie, Wyoming that provides scientific expertise for wildlife and plant surveys, research and monitoring projects, and preparation of NEPA documents. We are currently seeking several experienced range technicians/botanists that can assist our team of scientists on a greater sage-grouse habitat study in northern Wyoming. Job Location: Sheridan, Wyoming. Duties: - Classify and describe floristically the habitat types and plant communities used by radio-tagged sage-grouse. - Use various vegetation sampling techniques including line-intercept, Daubenmeier plots, and belt transects for recording habitat characteristics. - Identify and inventory numerous grass, forb, and shrub species in predominately shrub steppe habitats in northern Wyoming. - Sample invertebrate species using pitfall traps. - Assist as necessary on radio-tracking, trapping, and tagging greater sage-grouse. Requirements: B.A. or B.S. in botany, range management, range science, biology, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience in related fields. - Experience in conducting biological inventory and habitat assessments (plant community classification), preferably in shrub steppe ecosystem. - Familiarity with the flora and fauna found in Wyoming. - Competency identifying grasses, forbs, and shrubs to species. - Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Experience with GPS and basic computer programs a must. Familiarity with GIS a plus, specifically ArcView and ArcPad. Required to have a valid driver's license and clean driving record. Experience driving four-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs good but not required. Must be physically fit and comfortable working independently in rugged terrain and isolated areas. Extensive hiking and carrying of sometimes heavy loads will be a daily part of the field work. Finally, must be free to travel and perform field work over extended time periods. We offer a generous pay scale, commensurate with qualifications and experience. To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter of interest, addressing listed job requirements, with contact information for three references. Start Date: Immediately. Contact: Chad Olson (email@example.com, 307-742-5440). Posted: 5/6/08.
Hudsonia Ltd.: We are seeking a research assistant to work at a long-term turtle conservation and wetland restoration site (50% of time) and to help with other research projects (50% of time). Hudsonia is a nonprofit research institute in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State. Our work includes education and outreach, basic and applied research on rare species and their habitats, wetlands and waterways, and the study of invasive plants and other threats to biodiversity. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, or related field. Computer (Windows environment, word processing, data management and analysis) and writing skills a necessity; experience with statistical and graphics software preferred. Field experience with radiotelemetry and turtles desirable. Applicant must be able to work in chest waders in meter-deep water; carry moderately heavy gear; and tolerate heat, rain, and ticks. Applicant must be willing to work alone and as member of small team, outdoors on public and private property and in office and laboratory. Must be meticulous in collection and handling of data. Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of the Conservation Ecology Program, and working closely with a seasonal intern, conduct and coordinate field surveys, laboratory work, and data management for long-term research project. This work includes: -Management and analysis of data (using Excel, Lotus 123 and Statistica software). - Inspection and repair of equipment; purchasing and transporting equipment and supplies. - Trapping, measuring, weighing, sexing, examining, photographing, tagging, radio-tracking and observing turtles. - Locating turtle nests, caging nests for protection from predators, and monitoring nests for emergence of hatchlings. This works begins in the late afternoon and continues until early morning. - Collecting soil samples and analyzing moisture content and soil texture in the laboratory. - Reading water levels in groundwater wells and on staff gauges. - Minor maintenance of mitigation features potentially including fences, weir, screens. - Vegetation surveys on permanent plots. Field site is 45 minutes from the office. Applicant must have own car. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, assist in preparing papers for peer-reviewed publication, including: - Compiling, organizing, and synthesizing scientific data and literature, with attention to detail. - Performing statistical analyses using statistical software. - Creating tables, graphs, and other figures. - Formatting, editing, and otherwise preparing papers for publication. Compensation: Full-time, with competitive salary and benefits. Application: Send cover letter, resume and three employment or academic references with telephone numbers and email addresses to Tanessa Hartwig, Hudsonia Ltd., P.O. Box 5000, Annandale NY 12504-5000, fax to T. Hartwig at 845-758-7033, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 4 February 2008. Posted: 1/16/08.
Hudsonia Ltd.: nonprofit scientific research institute is seeking a field biologist to fill a full-time or half-time position for carrying out habitat mapping projects, and conducting other biological field work in southeastern New York. Candidate must be familiar with northeastern U.S. botany, and have excellent writing skills. Other field biology knowledge (e.g., birds, herps, mammals, invertebrates), and experience with GIS and with stereoscopic aerial photointerpretation are strongly preferred. Responsibilities include map analysis and air photo interpretation for predicting habitats, GIS mapping, field habitat assessments and biological surveys, data management and analysis, writing reports and scientific papers, giving public presentations and educational workshops, and working with municipal agencies. Candidate must have good interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate well with landowners, public officials, and the general public. Candidate must be able to work independently on their own projects, and to work closely with other staff in a small organization. Candidate must have personal vehicle for travel to field sites, and be able to conduct field work alone on foot year-round. Send letter, resume, three scientific or technical writing samples, and names and contact information for at least three professional or academic references to: Gretchen Stevens, Hudsonia Ltd., PO Box 5000, Annandale, NY 12504, or e-mail to email@example.com. Closing date: 29 February 2008 or when position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Posted: 1/9/08.
Hudsonia Ltd.: nonprofit scientific research institute, is seeking a biologist to fill a fulltime Biodiversity Educator position. Candidate must be familiar with northeastern U.S. flora and fauna, have sound knowledge of conservation biology concepts, have excellent writing, teaching, public speaking, and interpersonal skills, and have well-organized work habits. Candidate must have an advanced degree, or else a Bachelor’s degree with at least three years relevant professional experience. Responsibilities include developing educational materials, recruiting for and conducting biodiversity education programs for land use decision-makers, making public presentations, conducting program evaluation and administration, and interacting with agency partners, collaborators, and funding sources. Candidate must have personal vehicle for travel to work sites, and must be able to conduct field work alone on foot year-round. Experience with GIS, and with map analysis and air photo interpretation for predicting occurrence of biological resources, and knowledge of land use planning for conservation are strongly preferred. Candidate must be able to work independently, and to work closely with other staff in a small organization. Send letter, resume, three scientific or technical writing samples, and names and contact information for at least three professional or academic references to: Gretchen Stevens, Hudsonia Ltd., PO Box 5000, Annandale, NY 12504, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: 15 July 2007 or when position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Posted: 11/17/06, revised: 5/8/07.
IAP World Services, Inc.: The objective of this work is to assess effectiveness of coastal wetland restoration plans and hurricane protection measures. Those plans will feature varying combinations of Mississippi River water diversion, erosion protection, and marsh/landscape feature creation and/or restoration. The work will also entail tracking the recovery of coastal vegetative landscapes from the impacts of the 2005 hurricanes. This individual will conduct field sampling in Louisiana to collect data necessary to assess the influences of altered hydrology and sedimentation on landscape and vegetation community dynamics. The individual will be participating on field trips in coastal Louisiana and the northern Gulf Coast, and upon return, will be processing plant, soil and water samples that were gathered from the trips. The individual will, at a minimum, identify coastal marsh plants, measure above and below-ground biomass, process and analyze water samples for nutrients and sulfides, and process soil samples for organic matter, bulk density and accretion. Specific skills required: · Background in ecology with emphasis in botany, biogeochemistry and/or coastal processes. · Field experience in wetlands or similar habitats requiring boat or airboat use. Requirements: The position requires a bachelor's degree in a biologically related field and research experience with an ecological, botanical, or soil topic. Experience with operating a variety of small craft in wetland systems or completion of a motorboat operator's certification course is a definite plus. Apply online at www.iapws.com. Posted: 6/23/08.
IAP World Services, Inc.: Amphibian Biological Technician to perform work for IAPWS under contract to the USGS National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, LA. This individual will conduct field sampling near Yazoo City, Mississippi in marshes and forested wetlands. Field work will include nighttime surveys of frog calls and counts of individuals. Some field sites will be in remote wilderness areas. Strong skills in amphibian identification and being comfortable working in remote field areas are critical success factors Specific skills required are: · Ability to capture tadpole and adult amphibians by hand, dipnet and trap. · Ability to identify amphibians by sight and by vocalization in the field. · Field experience in wetlands or similar habitats. Requirements: The position requires a bachelor's degree in a biologically related field and research experience with an ecological, botanical, or soil topic. Experience with amphibians and wetland/marsh systems is a plus. Experience using ATVs and boats is a plus. Start Date & Application: We anticipate this work starting immediately through July 31st. Individuals with the above skills and experience should apply online at www.iapws.com in the Scientific category or email your resume to email@example.com. Posted: 4/3/08.
IAP World Services, Inc.: full-time Wetland Plant Ecologist to work on our contract with the USGS National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, LA. IAP World Services is the on-site technical services contractor and supports NWRC scientists in their research projects. This person will support research on baldcypress swamps, floodplain and coastal ecosystems of the southeastern and Midwestern United States. The goal of this work is to develop knowledge of aspects of function and characteristics of species of these systems and how these are impacted by hydrologic alteration, climate change, surface level change, hurricanes and other disturbances. The work examines the primary production, carbon storage and other functional characteristics of these systems across latitudinal gradients. Responsibilities include: * Acquire biological and environmental data in the field, greenhouse, seed bank nursery and laboratory (e.g., prepare and measure samples) in wetlands including but not limited to the southeastern and upper Midwestern United States. Overnight field trips of several days or weeks can be expected; multi-state trips of more than two weeks will be required; international travel up to two months may be required. * Establish and maintain seed bank and other plant growth experiments in greenhouses and growth chambers. Identify young plants from seed bank or greenhouse studies. * Establish and maintain field experiments, including litter production, root in-growth, above ground standing crop and invasive species studies * Process greenhouse and field plant samples in the laboratory, including plant identification, dry biomass and other standard analyses. * Input data into usable data files, and assist senior scientists in analyses of these data. Specific duties also include data reformatting, quality control checking, graphical output development, and creation of archival data files. The position requires a bachelor's degree in a biologically related field and research experience with an ecological, botanical, or soil orientation. Coursework in plant taxonomy and statistics are required. A Master's level degree in a plant related discipline is a plus. Experience with wetland systems is a plus. A balance of field research and laboratory analytical experience is preferred. Experience in managing experiments under controlled conditions (environmental growth chambers) is a plus. Application: Individuals with the above skills and experience should apply online at www.iapws.com. Posted: 10/8/07.
IAP World Services, Inc.: IAP World Services, under contract to the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center has an immediate opportunity for three full time, temporary Biological Technicians to conduct avian point count surveys and vegetation sampling until August 31. This study will assess least tern and piping plover productivity, behavior, foraging, and movements, as well as quantity and quality of nesting and foraging habitat on the Upper Missouri River in South Dakota and North Dakota. Bird populations will be surveyed to document use of the river and units of emergent sandbar habitat, collection of behavioral and location data, and sampling fish communities in selected aquatic habitats. Vehicles, field equipment, and living accommodations will be provided. Requirements: The position requires at least two years of undergraduate study in biology. Experience with banding, use of GPS units in the field, and collection of habitat, vegetative, and benthic invertebrate data is a plus. Positions are available in Yankton, SD and Garrison, ND until Aug 31. Salary is $14.40 per hour plus vacation accrual and holiday pay. Individuals with the above skills and experience should apply online at www.iapws.com in the Scientific category. Posted: 5/7/08.
IAP World Services, Inc.: Wetlands Biologist to perform work for IAPWS under contract to the USGS National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, LA. IAP World Services is the on-site technical services contractor and supports NWRC by hiring and managing qualified individuals to support NWRC's research projects. The objective of this work is to develop experimental knowledge of how global change factors (e.g., sea-level rise) impact wetland ecosystems and to determine feedback effects on processes controlling habitat stability and other emergent properties of ecosystems. Research also focuses on rates and patterns of root growth and contributions to soil formation, elevation change, and carbon sequestration in coastal wetlands. Other objectives are to understand how wetland systems are impacted by large-scale (hurricanes) and small-scale (fire) disturbance events. The research will focus on how shifts in species composition of transitional plant communities and environments influence ecosystem functions such as accommodation of sea-level rise and support of estuarine food webs. This individual will conduct field sampling in Louisiana, Texas, and Florida in saline wetlands. Experiments will involve measurement of changes in accretion and elevation change of the marsh surface, soil physicochemical characteristics, above and belowground plant production and vegetation structural complexity. Specific skills required: - Background in ecology with emphasis on biogeochemistry and/or quantitative chemical analysis - Knowledge of basic laboratory analytical procedures - Field experience in wetlands or similar habitats requiring boat use - Ability to summarize field and laboratory data into tabular, graphic, or narrative form using appropriate computer software (e.g., Excel, SAS, or Sigma Plot) - Knowledge of basic statistical techniques and programs - Ability to interpret results and prepare reports and manuscripts - Experience with the following equipment is a plus: CNS Analyzer, LACHAT Autoanalyzer, ICP, water level gauges, elevation measurements. Requirements: The position requires a bachelor's degree in a biologically related field and research experience with an ecological, botanical, or soil topic. A Master's level degree is a plus. Experience with wetland systems is a plus. A balance of field research and laboratory analytical experience is preferred. Application: Individuals with the above skills and experience should apply on-line at www.iapws.com. More information: Marshall_Holstrom@usgs.gov, Program Manager, IAP World Services, Inc., National Wetlands Research Center/USGS 337-266-8565. Posted: 8/8/07.
Idaho State University: The Stream Ecology Center is seeking candidates for two summer positions to assist in nutrient and food web studies in the Rocky Mountains. Projects include an experimental study of effects of salmon carcasses on linked stream-riparian ecosystems, human effects on nutrient processing and export in a eutrophic river, and effects of terrestrial and aquatic nonnative species on stream production. Duties: Assist with field sampling and experimental studies of stream and riparian zones. Opportunities include analyses of aquatic and riparian food webs including fish, aquatic insects, algae, and riparian predators, conducting nutrient releases to quantify uptake and export, and measurements of whole ecosystem metabolism. This is an excellent opportunity to learn skills needed to perform graduate-level research in stream ecology and/or fisheries biology. Qualifications: Candidates should be enthusiastic, have a strong work ethic, and work well with others. The capability to work long days under potentially adverse weather conditions and terrain is a must. Field experience in stream ecology, fisheries, or hydrology preferred. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience ($8-11/hr). Travel expenses to accomplish field work will be covered. Employees will work a minimum of 40 hr/wk. Employment dates: Position is from June through August or September (some flexibility on dates). Application: E-mail cover letter and resumé including experience, relevant coursework, contacts for three references, and dates available to Dr. Colden Baxter (firstname.lastname@example.org, 208-282-6098), Dept. of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately; apply as soon as possible for full consideration. Application deadline March 28, 2007. Posted: 2/29/08.
Illinois Natural History Survey: CTAP Botanical/GIS Assistant, INHS, Division for Ecology and Conservation Science, Wildlife and Plant Ecology Section- Critical Trends Assessment Program, Champaign, IL. Salary Range: $15 to $18 per hour. 40 hours per week. Estimated Start & End Date: April 15, 2008 to April 15, 2009, with possibility for an extension. The assistant will work with Survey botanists to sample forest, wetland, and grassland vegetation for the Critical Trends Assessment Program (CTAP). The other major task will be to gather, organize, and analyze GIS based maps and land cover data associated with CTAP sites. Specific duties: 1) assist with field surveys of plants in forests, wetlands and grasslands throughout Illinois, 2) interpret & digitize aerial photographs & land cover of these sites, 3) analyze & generate land coverage's in Arc Map 4) enter & curate CTAP data in a complex Microsoft Access database 5) contact land owners to obtain permission for property access to CTAP sites, and 6) assist with other office and field work as needed. Duties also include shared driving responsibilities. Qualifications: Candidates must have undergraduate course work in biology, ecology, botany, geography, environmental science or related subjects, preferably with field experience in identifying plants. Applicants must be able to: 1) work outside under harsh field conditions, 2) travel regularly during the field season for 3-4 long work days at a time across Illinois with overnight hotel stays, 3) show proficiency in ARC Map, and preferably Microsoft Access, and 4) show initiative, organizational skills, and meticulous attention to detail. A valid automobile driver's license is required. Materials requested: Cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three references Contact: Michael Ward, email@example.com. Closing Date: April 7, 2008. More job opportunities. Posted: 3/14/08.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Seasonal Research Assistants in songbird behavioral ecology (multiple positions) – to work on songbird populations in the scenic Hudson Valley in New York. Spring 2008 will start a 5-yr study on territorial settlement in songbirds in relationship to spatial and temporal patterns of predator abundance and avian breeding success. Multiple research assistants are needed to initiate work on color banding veeries and ovenbirds and monitor reproductive success at the main field site on property of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY. Duties consist of nest searching and monitoring, mist-netting, and bird banding. Experience in these skills is highly desirable, but training is provided for those with less experience. The position is full-time and will cover the period from ~ May 5 through at least July 31 2008. Housing is available on-site at low rates. Applicants should have a strong work ethic and an appreciation for field work and be able to work both independently and in small groups. Wages are ~$2,000/mo (based on 40 hr/wk) for skilled applicants or will be commensurate with experience. To apply or learn more please attach a letter of interest and resume (including contact information for 3 references) to Dr. Ken Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please apply by Feb 15th for full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until positions are filled. Posted: 1/22/08.
Institute for Applied Ecology: Restoration Ecology and Conservation Biology Paid Internships. The Institute for Applied Ecology will be hiring up to eight interns this summer for field work and related activities. Our paid positions are intended to provide field experience to individuals considering conservation biology or restoration ecology as a career. Internships are partially supported by the Native Plant Society of Oregon, and interns are encouraged to write short articles for the NPSO Bulletin. Prairie Restoration Research: (3 positions) Interns will help on a large scale research project studying prairie restoration methods in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Field work will involve botanical surveys, soil sampling, and other ecological measurements. Applicants with plant identification skills are particularly encouraged to apply. Approximately 65% of the work is conducted out-of-town/overnight (mostly in Washington). Applicants MUST be able to start mid-April, with a flexible end date (typically mid July). Questions? Amanda Stanley (email@example.com). Conservation Research: (3 positions) Interns will work on a variety of projects throughout the summer including rare plant habitat surveys, threatened and endangered species research and monitoring, and invasive species research throughout the state of Oregon. Approximately 50% of the work is conducted out-of-town/overnight (accommodations include both hotels and primitive camping sites). Applicants MUST be able to start by the second week of May, with preference to those who can start in mid- to late-April. Internships will last 12 weeks, with the potential for an extension. Questions? Andrea Thorpe (firstname.lastname@example.org). Prairie Species Habitat Conservation Plan: (1) Intern will complete habitat assessments on public and private lands in Benton County, OR. Fieldwork (daytrips from Corvallis) will include general botanical survey and surveys for threatened and endangered plant species. Applicants with plant identification skills or familiarity with Willamette Valley flora are encouraged to apply. Late April -- early July. Questions? Carolyn Menke (email@example.com). Qualifications: * Interest in conservation biology, restoration ecology, botany * Plant identification and ecological research skills (or enthusiastic willingness to learn) * Attention to detail * Ability to work long hours in hot, dry and cold, wet conditions with exposure to poison oak. Compensation: $9/hr plus travel expenses associated with overnight field work (food and lodging). Housing in Corvallis is not provided. To Apply: Send a letter of interest stating when you would be available to start work (this is a MUST) and which project(s) you would prefer, resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine), and two letters of recommendation. Non-U.S. residents must also include a copy of their work visa or an application for a work visa. Applications will be considered upon receipt. Applications must be received by Monday, February 11, 2008, and may be sent via mail, email, or fax. Via regular post: Intern Applications, Institute for Applied Ecology, P.O. Box 2855, Corvallis, OR 97339-2855. Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please include "intern application" in subject line). Via fax: (541) 753-3098. Via FedEx/UPS: Intern Applications, Institute for Applied Ecology, 563 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis, OR 97333. phone: (541) 753-3099. Posted: 1/14/08.
Institute for Bird Populations: Many Field Biologist Interns and supervisory Field Biologists are needed in 2008 to operate constant effort mistnetting and banding stations for the Monitoring Avian Productivity And Survivorship (MAPS) Program throughout the continental U.S. For details, see http://www.birdpop.org/ or contact Amy Finfera (415-663-1436, email@example.com). Posted: 1/11/08.
Institute for Wildlife Studies: 1-2 field wildlife biologists to participate in fox monitoring programs in the Channel Islands, California from July through September, 2008. Duties will include capture and handling Island fox and Island skunk using live traps, trap maintenance, and hiking 4-8 miles a day over rough terrain in a variety of weather conditions. Position runs from July 8 through September 20, 2008. Qualifications: 1) Bachelors Degree in wildlife biology or related field. Highly qualified senior undergraduates will be considered. 2) Experience handling wildlife. 3) Experience with live-trapping. 4) Excellent physical condition. 5) Enthusiasm to learn proper handling techniques under a variety of harsh and stinky conditions. 6) Applicants should be legal to work in the United States Benefits: 1) $11.75/hr with some overtime. 2) Room while on island. 3) Transportation between islands and mainland. 4) Experience the scenic beauty of the California Channel Islands. Please send letter of interest, CV and contact information for 3 references to: Brian Hudgens (firstname.lastname@example.org), PO Box 1104, Arcata, CA 95570. Electronic applications preferred. Posted: 6/4/08.
Institute for Wildlife Studies: full-time wildlife biologist to work in the Arcata, California office. Job duties include providing support to field project leaders, GIS mapping, database management, report and manuscript editing and writing, proposal preparation, and other general duties. The job may require short visits to assist in field work out of Humboldt County,California. Qualifications: -Applicants should have an MS in wildlife ecology or a related field -Must be well organized -Have excellent writing and oral communication skills -Good working knowledge and experience with GIS -The ability to handle being in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary work environment Salary: $40-45k DOE. Last Date to apply: January 5, 2008. Website: www.iws.org Contact: David Garcelon E-mail: email@example.com (Preferred). Posted: 12/26/07.
Institute for Wildlife Studies: seeking a full-time biologist to serve as Project Leader on a program to monitor the endangered San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike on San Clemente Island, California. The position involves overseeing 3-6 field biologists to survey for shrikes across the island, locate nest sites, determine nesting success, productivity and survival to independence. The job also includes banding nestling shrikes and capturing wild birds for color banding to support long-term demography studies. The Project Leader will conduct data analyses and help in project sampling design, write monthly and annual reports and meet weekly with the interagency Shrike Working Group to discuss the status of the program. The recovery of the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike is a collaborative effort that includes multiple agencies and organizations, a captive breeding program, release of shrikes to the wild, monitoring of the wild population, control of nest predators and recovery of the island's vegetation. San Clemente Island is located approximately 50 miles west of San Diego and is an active military base operated by the US Navy. Transportation to and from the island is via twin-engine prop aircraft from a Naval installation in San Diego. IWS maintains an office in San Diego to support the project. Duties: Manage field staff to ensure adequate surveying and monitoring of all shrike nests. Hire full-time and seasonal staff for project. Coordinate with other shrike recovery project leaders. Write weekly, monthly and annual reports. Maintain project database and ensure quality control. Participate in collection of field data (surveying, monitoring, banding, trapping). Analyze data for reports and publications. Meet with Navy, Fish and Wildlife Service and other involved organizations on a regular basis to review shrike recovery strategies and goals. Present data in publications and presentations at professional meetings. Qualifications: A minimum of an MS degree in wildlife ecology or a related field is required. The applicant should have previous experience in monitoring wild bird populations (preferably with endangered species) and have experience banding passerines. Supervisory experience managing field crews is desirable. The applicant should have good analytical and writing skills and the ability to work well with others in a close-quarters island setting. Applicant should be a good self-starter and problem solver that can work with minimal supervision. Due to the work being conducted on a military installation, applicants must be a citizen of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA work visa. Start date will be March 3, 2008. Compensation is $40k/year plus full benefits. Room and board is provided while on the island. The last day to apply is February 15, 2008. However, applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position may be filled prior to the closing date. Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses for at least 3 references to: Dr. Andrew Bridges, Institute for Wildlife Studies, 2525 Camino del Rio South, Suite 334, San Diego, CA 92108. (619) 291-5892, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/4/08.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: openings in the Ecosystem Literacy Initiative. It may be possible to combine two or more of these positions, and the actual work schedule of each position is flexible. For more information, please contact Dr. Alan R. Berkowitz, Head of Education, at (845) 677-7600 ext. 311 or email@example.com. (1) Curriculum Research Assistant to collect datasets and other materials from Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) and Biocomplexity research projects for use in a new high school curriculum. This is a part-time (10 hours/week), on-going position starting immediately. (2) Program Specialist to coordinate a neighborhood ecosystem studies project with three high schools in Baltimore, MD, and to help prepare Investigating Urban Ecosystems units for dissemination to middle and high school teachers via the web. This is a half-time, nine month position starting immediately. Preferred location is Baltimore, MD. (3) Data Analyst to help analyze student responses from the IES Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program and/or interview transcripts from the Earthworms and Ecosystems project. Organizing and analyzing data, doing qualitative analyses of written responses, and preparing materials for publication. This is a part-time, short-term position of up to 300 hours between now and the end of December 2007. To apply, please e-mail a brief cover letter, resume, and the names and full contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references to: Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref. #07005-W, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, New York 12545. E-mail: Jobs@ecostudies.org. Posted: 9/24/07.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources: The Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Section is seeking two summer wetland monitoring assistants. Assistants will work with wetland monitoring biologists to identify, measure, collect, and record various types of biological, chemical and physical data from wetlands and shallow lakes located in north central/west Iowa. The objectives of this project are to assess the ecological condition of wetlands related to statewide initiatives to understand and improve wetland quality. Work will be performed primarily from Late May/early June to August, with potentially flexible start /finish dates. Duties will include the following related activities: - Work in teams to perform rapid site evaluations of wetlands in north central Iowa - Assist with field sampling methods and the collection/processing of water, sediment and biological samples. - Must be willing to use, or learn to use, all equipment related to field sampling work including: 4WD trucks, trailers, ATV operation, canoe, multi-parameter sampling probes, fish nets and any other related hand tools - GIS map interpretation and navigation in a rural landscape. - Contact landowners to gain permission to access wetlands on private land. Applicants must have a good understanding of basic wetland ecology, outdoor skills and be physically capable of, and willing to work long hours in the field under all types of weather conditions. Applicants must be able to perform moderate physical work such as carrying sampling equipment while walking through marshy areas, loading/unloading canoes, etc. After initial training, assistants will work in teams to obtain landowner permission and sample wetlands/shallow lakes. Sampling work will require overnight stays in north central Iowa and extensive travel throughout the sampling region most of the summer. Pay will be a stipend of $2000/ month. Free housing will be provided. Must be willing to work as a team and live in a shared field house. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and allow their driving record to be screened upon hiring. Employees will gain valuable work experience in the following ways: 1) learn methods and techniques related to wetland sampling, 2) gain first-hand knowledge of wetlands and the issues that face wetlands, 3) gain valuable experience communicating with the public and working in teams, 4) gain a working knowledge of numerous wetland and upland wildlife and plants species, as well as wetland fish and invertebrates. Application deadline is Friday February 22, 2008. To apply, please send a resume including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references, and a cover letter with available start and end dates, electronically or by mail to: Vince Evelsizer – Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources, 109 Trowbridge Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1319. Vince.Evelsizer@dnr.iowa.gov. for questions call: (319) 335–1574. Posted: 2/4/08.
Iowa State University: Field Technicians (3) needed to assist with a grassland bird research project in NW Iowa evaluating bird responses to restoration plantings of varying plant species diversity. Positions start 19 May 2008 and end 1 August 2008. Duties include conducting line transect bird surveys, marking survey transects, nest searching and monitoring, vegetation surveys, and insect sweep net sampling. Additional duties include data entry and sorting insect samples. Field work will be conducted in restored grasslands and applicants must have the physical ability to work long hours outdoors and walk through thick vegetation and uneven terrain. Applicants must be willing to work during the early morning hours and tolerate a variety of weather conditions. Qualified applicants must have the ability to identify grassland birds by sight and sound. Other requirements include the ability to work independently or as part of a team and a strong work ethic. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Additional desired skills include: experience conducting bird surveys, experience with nest searching techniques and handling nestlings, and the ability to identify native prairie plants and agricultural weeds. Students who have bird identification experience through Ornithology courses and are looking for additional field experience are encouraged to apply. All applicants must pass a grassland bird song and sight identification test. The pay rate is $10 per hour/approximately 40 hours per week (approximately $1600/month). Housing and vehicles for project-related travel will be provided. Some flexibility in start or end dates may be possible. Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to Jennifer Vogel, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, 339 Science II, Ames, Iowa 50011 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must also complete an online application form. Complete application materials must be submitted by March 1, 2008. Posted: 2/13/08.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: temporary position of Aquatic Ecology Technician I. The successful candidate will assist with the collection and analysis of water quality samples in streams and wetlands. Assist with field and laboratory analyses of ecological communities (aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates) and processes in freshwater wetlands. Perform data entry, data summarization, and contribute to the development of research presentations. The technician will assist the Lead Technician and Staff Scientist in a variety of studies on Coastal Plain Streams and Wetlands. Job Requirements: Familiarity and experience with water quality instrumentation/analyses will be required. Familiarity with aquatic invertebrates is desired. Experience with Windows based computers is also required. Must be willing to work in the field under strenuous conditions. Must be able to swim, and be able to use snorkeling equipment for freshwater mussel surveys. Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends occasionally; after hours work will be scheduled in advance. Qualifications: B.S. in Ecological or Biological Sciences required. Wages: $22k annual salary plus benefits. Specific questions regarding the position should be sent to Tara Muenz, email@example.com. To apply, send resume, three references and a letter describing relevant course work or experience to: Cindy Craft, ATTN: Aquatic Biology Technician I, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Rt. 2, Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870. Fax (229)734-4707; or send by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2008. Posted: 5/2/08.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: temporary Technician II position in the plant ecology lab. This is a 7 month position (June 2008 -December 2008). The employee will assist with many aspects of ongoing research, with particular emphasis on vegetation plot installation and vegetation sampling related to a long-term ecological forestry study in the longleaf pine ecosystem. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Lead Technician. The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. Job Requirements: Identification of ground cover species in the highly diverse longleaf pine ecosystem. Coordinate field data collection and supervise field assistants. Conduct vegetation sampling in demanding field conditions (i.e. heat, high humidity, and insects). Must have extensive experience with plant identification and use of dichotomous keys. Qualifications: M.S. degree in botany, plant ecology or related field. Coursework in plant taxonomy required. Knowledge of southeastern U.S. flora preferable. Wages: $26k plus benefits. Send cover letter, resume, list of pertinent courses and list of references with phone numbers to: Plant Ecology Technician II, Attn: Cindy Craft, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, Route 2 Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870-9651. Send information by Email to: email@example.com, FAX (229)734-4707. For specific questions or more information on this position, please contact: Melanie Kaeser, Plant Ecology Lead Technician by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (229)734-4706. Posted: 5/1/08.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: temporary Hourly Research Worker. This position will begin in April/May 2008 and is a 3 month position to start, with the potential of being extended up to 9 months. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. The employee will assist with all aspects of ongoing research, including a variety of field and greenhouse-based work, such as above-ground biomass sampling, weeding and maintenance of seed propagation garden, native seed collection, vegetation sampling, and data entry. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Lead Technician. The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. Job Requirements: Ability to conduct moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding field conditions (i.e. heat, high humidity, and insects), and independently follow instructions is required. Qualifications: B.S. degree or coursework in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology or a related field. Experience with plant identification, and computer and laboratory-related experience is preferable. Wages: $7 per hour (limited on-site housing available) $9 per hour (without housing). Send cover letter, resume, list of pertinent courses and list of references with phone numbers to: Plant Ecology Hourly Worker Attn: Cindy Craft, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, Route 2 Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870-9651. Send information by Email to: email@example.com, FAX (229)734-4707. For specific questions or more information on this position, please contact: Melanie Kaeser, Plant Ecology Lead Technician by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (229)734-4706. Posted: 8/6/07, revised: 4/7/08.
Kansas State University: Research Assistant I – Division of Biology. Duties include assisting with field operations and sampling for grassland ecological studies, including climate manipulation experiments, grazing studies, and related research projects at Konza Prairie Biological Station; assists with set-up and maintenance of field experiments, application of experimental treatments, field measurements of plant and soil characteristics, downloading and processing data; assists with collection and processing of soil and plant samples; downloads and processes data from remote dataloggers; maintains field and laboratory records and data sheets; oversees student research assistants. Requires B.S. in Biology, Environmental Sciences or related field; experience with ecological methods; valid driver’s license; computer skills, including Excel spreadsheets, and ability to work in a team environment. Preference given for experience in use of field environmental sampling equipment (portable infrared gas analyzer for soil CO2 flux, ceptometer, TDR, neutron probes), experience with Campbell Scientific dataloggers, and familiarity with prairie plants. To apply, send letter of application, CV or resume, and names of three professional references to: John Blair (email@example.com), Division of Biology, 116 Ackert Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Review of applications begins June 28. Posted: 6/23/08.
Kansas State University: Applications are solicited for a full-time Information Manager for the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at Kansas State University. The Information Manager (IM) maintains a comprehensive database and project information management system (IMS) for the Konza Prairie LTER program, including but not limited to biological, meteorological, geochemical, geospatial, and other types of ecological data. Responsibilities include designing and maintaining databases; ensuring consistency and integrity of data; overseeing processing and archival of long-term ecological data; and implementing new applications and enhancements to the existing Konza Prairie LTER IMS, as needed. The IM also serves as point of contact for data requests, provides assistance and training to system users, oversees data entry, and coordinates local activities with the LTER Network Office and other LTER sites to ensure compatibility with the LTER Network Information System. The IM also oversees the Konza LTER website, including developing and updating content as needed. Opportunities exist for participation in LTER research activities, including synthesis of LTER data, collaborative studies with other LTER scientists, as well as independent research in the applicant’s area of expertise. Minimum qualifications include an MS in ecology, biology, environmental science or related discipline, with appropriate experience in computer software and hardware applications and support, or an MS in computer science with a strong background in ecology, biology, natural resource science or related fields. Relevant computer skills include database design, dynamic web application and implementation, MS SQL Server administration and programming, and Windows-based networking, as well as familiarity with.NET, XML, XSLT and at least one programming language (e.g., Java). Familiarity with GIS-related software (e.g., ArcGIS) preferred. Additional preferred skills include scripting with Perl, Python and/or PHP. The appointment will be in the Division of Biology at KSU and affiliated Konza Prairie Biological Station. Salary is commensurate with experience and full university benefits apply. Funding is provided by a continuing National Science Foundation LTER grant and the position is renewable annually. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three professional references to John Blair, Chair, Information Manager Search Committee, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 116 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901. Fax 785-532-6653. Review of Applications will begin June 30, 2008, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 6/23/08.
Kansas State University: Stable Isotope Facility Manager / Ecological Research Assistant. The Division of Biology at Kansas State seeks a person with strong analytical and problem-solving skills and some administrative/managerial experience to oversee the Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (SIMSL). This position will be 50% SIMSL manager/technician and 50% ecology research assistant. The SIMSL predominantly serves the stable isotope analytical needs of scientists at Kansas State University but does accept external samples. Key duties and responsibilities include: (1) Maintain and operate analytical equipment associated with SIMSL. Familiarity with lab instruments including a Finnigan Delta-plus IRMS, and sample introduction peripherals including an elemental analyzer and gas bench. Experience processing samples using amalgamators, soxhlets, and vacuum extractions lines is desirable. (2) Establish analytical Standard Operating Procedures and a services protocol to schedule, process, and charge for sample processing. (3) Maintain current SIMSL clientele. (4) Hire and oversee undergraduate workers and assist graduate students using stable isotopes in their research. (5) Identify funding avenues for analytical infrastructure improvements. (6) Contribute to project development. (7) Assist with plant ecological fieldwork at the Konza Prairie Biological Station (near Manhattan, KS). Fieldwork generally entails operating plant eco-physiological field equipment and the collection of plant/soil samples for isotopic analysis. Qualifications: MS in chemistry, biology, ecology, geology (or related disciplines) + 2 years lab experience. Salary Range: $25,000-$40,000 (plus benefits) depending on experience. This position has an initial appointment of one year, with the possibility of additional one-year terms depending on performance, funding and need for these services. Funding is available for attendance at national meetings as well as IRMS training courses (ISOMASS Scientific, Inc.). Applications: Submit letter of application, resume, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Jesse Nippert, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 104 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS, 66506, USA. Application Deadline: Sept. 7, 2007. Review of qualified candidates will immediately follow. Posted: 8/2/07.
Lewis & Clark College: I seek applicants for a full-time, 15-month position to support my research program, an effort to restore Cascade Head, an Oregon coastal grassland, and to recover the population of a threatened butterfly, the Oregon silverspot (Speyeria zerene hippolyta). The technician will establish field experiments to quantify larval foraging behavior and the growth, survival, and reproduction of transplanted hostplants (Viola adunca). The technician will propagate plant material, collect and analyze data, supervise seasonal student assistants and collaborate with Nature Conservancy field staff. Depending on the qualifications of the individual hired, this position includes opportunities for co-authoring a meeting presentation and/or a publication. To learn more about this research, go to http://www.lclark.edu/~bierzych/ and navigate to the section on Viola adunca and the Oregon silverspot. This position is lab, greenhouse, and field-based. Fieldwork will involve hiking on steep/uneven terrain, sometimes carrying heavy loads and working during inclement weather. Occasional work on weekends may be required. Minimum qualifications: BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field; experience designing, carrying out, and interpreting the results of ecological experiments; and knowledge of statistics. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in an appropriate field or extensive experience in independent field research and experimental design; experience working with/growing insects and plants; excellent organizational and communication skills; considerable knowledge of statistics, some knowledge of programming and modeling; and the ability to work well with students. The candidate must have a driver’s license and a vehicle for fieldwork. Salary: $27-30k annually, with benefits, commensurate with experience. Starting date: September 1, 2007 (negotiable) Location: Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR and Cascade Head Preserve. To apply, complete the online application. Include a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this position, a resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references. If you plan to attend the annual ESA meeting in August, please indicate this in your application. Review of applications will begin on July 16, 2007 and will continue until position is filled. Posted: 6/25/07.
Lincoln Park Zoo: seeking an Associate Population Biologist to provide scientific and logistical assistance to the cooperative conservation and breeding programs of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Essential Job Functions: * Work collaboratively with data entry personnel and population managers from zoos around the country to prepare pedigree ("studbook") databases for analysis, complete standard demographic and genetic analyses on the populations, and develop recommendations for future breedings in cooperatively managed conservation programs. * Conduct and/or participate in research and development of techniques for demographic and genetic management of animal populations. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: * Successful candidates must have strong background in population biology, use and interpretation of simulation and deterministic models, and broad biological knowledge of species biologies; * Successful candidates would likely have strong computer, organizational, and communication skills (written and spoken); * A commitment to wildlife conservation through management of wild and captive populations, and willingness to participate in the department's team approach to conservation research projects. Requirements: * Bachelor's Degree is essential and Master's Degree is preferred; knowledge of basic zoology or biology preferred. Experience with zoo based population management programs is desirable. Must be able to work up to 10 weekends per year. Application: Please send cover letter, resume, and completed application to: Lincoln Park Zoo Human Resources Dept (Associate Population Biologist) PO Box 14903, Chicago, Illinois 60614. FAX: (312) 742-2299 (No phone calls please). For further details, go to http://www.lpzoo.org/info/employment. Posted: 2/29/08.
Louisiana State University: A research project is being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of forestry best management practices on stream water quality and hydrology. The research is being implemented in a forest-dominated watershed located in Central Louisiana. Monthly water samples and storm event samples are collected in addition to aquatic macroinvertebrates. Currently, our research group is looking for a research technician to assist with field and lab work. The candidate should be in good physical condition, be able to work outdoors in inclement weather and withstand annoying insects. Pay will range between $8 - 10 per hour, depending on experience. This position is available immediately and will last for six months. However, there is an opportunity to continue research at the M.S. or PhD level in Spring 2008. Please send resumes with references via email (preferred) or mail to: Adrienne Viosca, Louisiana State University, 227 Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-578-0783. Posted: 8/1/07.
[position filled] Loyola University New Orleans: A full-time field/laboratory research associate is needed to conduct and manage activities in support of research projects examining plant and ecosystem responses to global environmental change. The successful applicant will work independently and in close collaboration with other personnel on multi-investigator research projects at local and remote field sites. Periodic overnight travel will be required. Duties include: (1) Culturing of experimental plant material; (2) Designing and maintaining experiments; (3) Collecting, analyzing and summarizing data; (4) Measuring various aspects of plant growth and ecophysiology, and ecosystem processes under field and laboratory conditions; (5) General laboratory coordination and management, including ordering and organizing supplies, supervising and training students, maintaining and calibrating equipment, and maintaining laboratory records. Required qualifications: MS, or BS/BA with experience, in Biology, Botany, Ecology or related discipline with research experience in plant ecology or ecophysiology; strong quantitative, analytical, organizational and computer skills; knowledge of experimental design and statistics; ability to work independently in laboratory and field settings, often under demanding field conditions. Experience with techniques and instrumentation in plant ecophysiology is desirable. Salary depends on experience and includes full benefits. Applicants are encouraged to apply before June 16, 2008. Desired starting date is July 1, 2008, or soon thereafter. Application materials and information can be found here. Additional information on this position can be obtained by contacting Dr. Paul W. Barnes (pwbarnes at loyno.edu), Professor and J.H. Mullahy Chair in Environmental Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Box 169, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118; Phone: 504-865-2008; Fax 504-869-2078. Posted: 5/27/08.
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences: hiring one Crew Leader and one Field Assistant for a project examining the ecological impact of recreation trails. Work schedule: full time, May 1–August 29 2008, 5 to 6 days/week (dates may be flexible). The project focuses on the Northern Forest Region, and most field work will occur in state of Maine. More information on both positions are available at: http://www.manometmaine.org/employment.html. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2008. Posted: 1/7/08.
Marine Biological Laboratory: Seasonal Dorm Resident Teaching Assistant. Working with the Semester in Environmental Science (SES) Director and instructors, assist with preparation for lab and field work associated with the SES core courses. Help maintain an orderly and organized laboratory. As Resident Assistant, be available during evenings and weekends to counsel students, assist with course and laboratory work during non-course hours. Help enforce MBL policies in the dormitory. Additional Information: 1.Teaching Responsibilities a. Assist in removing from storage, uncrating and setting up equipment and supplies required for the SES program beginning about 1 week prior to the start of the course b. Help supervise students with chemical and laboratory analyses as needed. c. Help students with data analysis and calculations for core course labs and projects. d. Assist students in the field with project work. e. Assist in maintaining smooth functioning of the SES computer network. f. Maintain an orderly laboratory. Clean and put away glassware and specialized equipment used in lab work in the core courses. Keep main lab area organized and make certain unused supplies are repacked and stored properly. g. Help obtain additional supplies as necessary for lab exercises and student projects using MBL purchasing procedures 2. Resident Assistant Responsibilities a. Reside in the MBL dormitory and be available to counsel students during non-course hours as necessary. b. Be familiar with and help enforce MBL policies including, but not limited to bans on smoking, drug use, alcohol use, sexual harassment and discrimination. c. Help communicate concerns students have to course directors. d. Participate in several optional weekend field trips. 3. Perform other duties as required or assigned Basic Qualifications: Must have experience with standard laboratory techniques used in biogeochemistry and ecosystems science such as nutrient analyses. Must have familiarity with personal computers; experience with Windows, MS-Word, and Excel strongly encouraged. Knowledge of boating safety and ability to pilot small boats useful. Demonstrated ability to relate well to students and enforce rules and policies appropriately required. Bachelor of Science or Arts in biology, chemistry or environmental studies. Prior experience in working with, overseeing or supervising college age students desirable. visit mbl.simplehire.com to apply online. Posted: 6/10/08.
Marine Biological Laboratory: Research Assistant I/ SES Recruiter: A full-time position with joint duties as Research Assistant I in an NSF funded project investigating microbial processes associated with nitrate-removing reactive barriers (6 mos) and also as a recruiter for the Semester in Environmental Science (6 mos), a fall-semester off-campus program for under-graduates, is available. This position is funded for up to three years. Research Assistant Responsibilities: Working with principal investigators, the successful candidate would assist in developing, assembling and monitoring flow-through microcosms to study biogeochemistry and microbial metabolic processes associated with permeable reactive barriers designed to remove nitrate pollution from groundwater. Duties include collection and measurement of samples for dissolved inorganic and organic compounds such as nitrate, ammonia, sulfate, sulfide, chloride, total nitrogen, dissolved inorganic carbon, methane, N2 and Argon, etc. The RA will also organize and assist in analysis of collected data. Expertise in either modeling microbial biogeochemistry and/or molecular characterization of microbial communities is desirable, but not required. Recruiter Responsibilities: Work with the Director of SES, who is also a principle investigator on the permeable reactive barrier project, to contact and inform faculty and undergraduate students at colleges targeted by the Semester in Environmental Science at the MBL about the program, with the goal of encouraging students to participate in the semester. Develop and update mailing list of faculty contacts at the target colleges. Develop a schedule for seminars and recruiting visits to the colleges by faculty members in the SES program and help coordinate these visits. Travel to selected colleges to inform students about the SES at off-campus studies fairs, and to present information sessions about the program to students. Help develop informational materials about the SES. Basic Qualifications: Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, engineering or environmental science is required. Must have experience with standard field and laboratory techniques used in ecosystems science such as colorimetric nutrient analyses, measurement of dissolved oxygen, gas and ion chromatography, elemental analysis, etc. Must have familiarity with personal computers; experience with Windows, MS Word and Excel strongly encouraged. Good interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills, enthusiasm and interest in environmental science education, and experience with off-campus study programs valuable. Visit mbl.simplehire.com to apply online. Posted: 6/10/08.
Marine Biological Laboratory: A Summer Field Assistant position is available at The Ecosystems Center for the TIDE project. Duties include participating in a large-scale field experiment to determine the interactive effects of nutrients and trophic structure on salt marsh ecosystems. We will follow the effects of additional nutrients and the removal of the mummichog on the salt marsh food web and nutrient cycles. The successful candidates will be expected to take leadership roles in executing the experiments, coordinating logistics in the field, and in monitoring some aspect of the ecosystem response to the manipulations. Responsibilities include maintaining experimental manipulations, participating in field and laboratory measurements of chemistry and biology, and processing and analyzing project data. Frequent contact with the public, government agencies, boards and committees will be required. The successful applicant will work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team consisting of PIs, post-docs, graduate students and other research assistants and gain broad experience through field and laboratory work across interdisciplinary fields including biology, chemistry, and physical oceanography. Basic Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess a BS or MS degree in Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, or Marine Biology and at least one year experience in a related field. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work as a member of a team, and the ability to communicate positively with the public are required. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with database management, statistical programs, and scientific writing are a plus. Physical Requirements This position requires moderately strenuous fieldwork (lifting, bending, carrying heavy equipment, and walking through waist high marine waters and marsh) in marine environments, primarily intertidal settings under variable weather conditions. Ability to work with vertebrate and invertebrate animals and hazardous/harsh chemicals in the laboratory is needed. Irregular hours may include weekend, early morning or late evening work. Successful candidate will be expected to live at the field site in Plum Island Sound (3 hours from Woods Hole). Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV Cover Letter. Unofficial transcripts are required documents but may be uploaded with your application documents or faxed to the Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931. If faxing, please reference this posting. Apply online at mbl.simplehire.com. Posted: 5/19/08.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for an entry-level Research Assistant I position with the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) project. We seek individuals with strong experiences in independent research (e.g., senior thesis or REU project) and coursework with laboratory and field components. The LTER project is directed at understanding how trophic structure and productivity in estuaries is affected by changes in organic matter, nutrient and water fluxes caused by changing land cover, climate and sea level. Research is conducted in the watersheds of the Parker and Ipswich Rivers as well as in the marshes, tidal creeks and bays of Plum Island Sound. The successful applicant will gain broad experiences through strenuous field and laboratory work in all environments. The funding for this position is available for up to 3 years with a start date of no later than August 4, 2008. This is an entry level position, requiring a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Ecology. Your cover letter should include a description of how this position addresses your long-term goals. Unofficial transcripts are required documents, but may either be uploaded with your application materials or faxed to the MBL Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931. If faxing, please reference this posting. Apply online at mbl.simplehire.com. Posted: 5/7/08.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a full-time, year-round Research Assistant II. DOE's Office of Science Programs funds this position which is expected to run for four years. The job will involve establishing and operating a new plant and soil warming experiment at the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts. Duties include on-site construction and management of a large air and soil warming experiment using open-top chambers to study the effects of warming on various aspects of tree recruitment, including germination, growth and mortality. Duties also include the construction and installation of the open-top chambers and the temperature control systems, maintenance of the experimental systems, vegetation and soil sampling, chemical analysis of plants and soils, data management and analysis, and participation in the writing of scientific papers. Employment could begin as early as May 15, 2008. Basic Qualifications: College graduate with a Master's degree in Ecological Science. Experience in managing a small team of field assistants is desirable. Strong math and statistical skills, attention to detail, and experience in independent research (e.g., senior thesis or REU project) and coursework with laboratory and field components is necessary. Applicant must be comfortable with electrical circuitry and be able to operate chemical analytical equipment including an autoanalyzer, CHN analyzer and gas chromatograph. This position involves working outdoors as part of a team in 3+ seasons. Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcripts are required documents, but may be uploaded on this site or faxed to the Human Resources Office at 508-289-7931. If faxing, please be sure to reference this posting. Apply online at mbl.simplehire.com. Posted: 5/2/08.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a full-time, year-round Research Assistant I. This position is funded in part through the LTER/NICCR soil warming experiments at the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts. These experiments are in a long-term study investigating the effects of climate change on carbon and nitrogen cycling in a northern temperate forest. Field work including: measurement of trace gases, soil and vegetation sampling. Laboratory analyses of samples and data processing. Work outdoors as part of a team in 3+ seasons. This position will remain open until a successful candidate is identified. Employment could begin as early as June 15, 2008. College graduate with a degree in an ecological science. Strong field and laboratory skills, careful worker, attention to detail, and experience in independent research (e.g., senior thesis or REU project) and coursework with laboratory and field components. Ability to assist in operating chemical analytical equipment including an autoanalyzer, CHN analyzer and gas chromatograph. Apply online at mbl.simplehire.com. Posted: 5/2/08.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for summer field assistant positions on the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project. These positions will be located at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. The following positions will be filled pending funding: Chemistry Summer Field Assistant: The successful candidate will participate in research on the quantitative and qualitative analyses of nutrients in natural water samples. Duties include facilitating chemical measurements through the preparation of standards and reagents, and the maintenance of instruments for a multi-user laboratory at the Toolik Field Station. Some field work is involved. Prior chemistry experience is required. Streams Summer Field Assistant: The successful candidate will participate in research on arctic tundra stream ecosystems at Toolik Field Station. Duties will include monitoring physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water samples, benthic samples and juvenile and adult fish. Basic chemistry skills and knowledge preferred. Terrestrial Summer Field Assistant: The successful candidate will participate in research on tundra ecosystems. Duties include sampling and processing plant and soil samples, collection of precipitation and weather data, and maintenance of long-term fertilizer experiments and field greenhouses. Basic laboratory skills, familiarity with spreadsheet software, and some knowledge of plants and soils preferred. Basic Qualifications: Applicants should be recent college graduates, (BS or MS) with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology. Preferred Qualifications: Some background in terrestrial ecology, soil science, aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology is preferred. Physical Requirements: Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity and prepared to live in a field camp where cooperation with others is essential, personal privacy is limited, and living accommodations are spare and simple. Unofficial transcripts are required documents, but may be either uploaded with your Resume and Cover Letter or faxed to the Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931. If faxing, please reference this posting. Apply online at mbl.simplehire.com. Posted: 3/3/08.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center seeks a full-time summer field assistant to work on a project designed to test various approaches to restoration of endangered coastal sandplain grasslands on Martha's Vineyard. This position requires availability from June 1 through August 20, 2008. The successful applicant will participate in field sampling of soils, sampling vegetation species composition and biomass. The applicant will have responsibility for coordinating treatment of field plots, including tilling, addition of soil amendments and seeding. He or she will also be required to carry out laboratory analyses of soil chemical properties in MBL chemistry laboratories. The applicant will have responsibilities for the following: --collecting soil and vegetation samples; --identification and quantification of sandplain plant species; --analysis of soil chemical properties including pH, total carbon and extractable nitrogen; --organizing, inputting and synthesizing of data. Basic Qualifications: Applicant will work jointly with MBL scientists and TNC land managers. He or she should be a recent college graduate or advanced undergraduate with a major in biology, chemistry, environmental science or related field and should be interested in biogeochemistry, vegetation development, and ecological research. Applicants should have experience working under field conditions and strong analytical and laboratory skills. Experience with environmental or nutrient laboratory analyses, plant identification and vegetation monitoring, and soil sampling desired. Applicants should be attentive to details, well organized, able to work independently in the field and laboratory, and capable of work under field conditions in which mosquitoes, ticks and poison ivy are encountered. Successful applicants will be required to live full-time at TNC field station on Martha's Vineyard where cooperation and consideration of others is essential. Applicant will be expected to pay approximately $300/month in rent. Transportation on Martha's Vineyard will be provided. Applicants must possess a valid US driver's license and acceptable driving record. Preferred Qualifications: Experience identifying plants of the northeastern U.S. a plus. Applicants must be capable of working long hours under some difficult field conditions including sampling in hot sun and during inclement weather. Required Documents: Resume/CV Cover Letter. Unofficial transcripts are required, but may be either uploaded with your Resume and Cover Letter or faxed to the Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931. If faxing, please reference this posting. Apply at: mbl.simplehire.com. Posted: 1/30/08.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Assistant to work with the Lake component of the Arctic LTER project. The position is based in Woods Hole with a summer filed season on the North Slope of Alaska. The field duties of the lakes research assistant are to maintain long-term whole lake manipulations and carry out long-term monitoring of lake biology, physics and chemistry. Activities in Woods Hole include chemical analyses of water and sediment samples, data analysis, writing of reports and manuscripts, and logistical planning for the summer Arctic field season. Basic Qualifications: An MA in aquatic biology, ecology or chemistry or a BA/BS in above fields with at least three additional years of relevant experience. The successful candidate will be expected to schedule own work and should be prepared to supervise a small field crew. Candidate should be available for travel to Alaska by mid June 2007 and should be able to remain in Alaska through the end of August. All travel and living expenses while in Alaska will be paid in addition to a year round salary. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with statistical analyses, database management, spreadsheet programs and graphics programs a plus. Physical Requirements: Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours in potentially harsh environmental conditions, carrying >40 pound pack across uneven terrain) and prepared to live in an isolated research camp. Required Documents: Resume/CV Cover Letter. Unofficial transcripts are required, but may be either uploaded with your CV and Cover Letter or faxed to the Human Resources Office at 508-289-7931. Please reference this posting if faxing. Apply at: mbl.simplehire.com. Posted: 1/17/08.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife: The Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program has an opening for an Information Manager. This is a state position (Conservation Biologist II). Prior Natural Heritage experience is preferred. Application deadline: September 3. See the job announcement for details. The person in this position supervises the NHESP database manager and the NHESP GIS manager, and coordinates products from the NHESP database including reports to MassWildlife and other agencies and the biennial NHESP Atlas that shows habitat polygons of listed species for regulation. Posted: 8/20/07.
Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program: State Botanist. The State Botanist compiles and analyzes data on the occurrence and distribution of populations and habitats of the state's vascular flora, especially its rare and endangered plant species. As an integral part of the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) the botanist also plans and implements inventory, research and management programs to conserve the Commonwealth's endangered, threatened and special concern plant species. This is a Civil Service position and the application must be through the state, using the criteria on the state website. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 4/3/08.
Miami University: A one-year research assistant position in soil microbial ecology and biogeochemistry is available in the Fisk lab at Miami University, Oxford, OH. The position is part of a study of plant-microbe responses to calcium depletion and nitrogen enrichment, at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest and surrounding areas, NH. Job responsibilities include sampling in the field sites and analyzing soil properties, microbial processes, and microbial communities in the laboratory. Please contact Melany Fisk at email@example.com for more information. Posted: 5/2/08.
Michigan State University: Research Associate II position in Natural Product Chemistry. This is a full time position in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. The selected candidate will use HPLC, MS, LCMS, NMR and other methods to isolate and analyze compounds that function as pheromones in the sea lamprey and other animal species. Qualified candidate should have a MS in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or a related discipline. We will consider candidate with a BS degree and at least two years of experience. For further information, please contact Sang-Seon Yun at Yuns@msu.edu or Weiming Li at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your subject line, please include "inquiry for technician". We intend to fill this position as soon as possible. Posted: 1/11/08.
Michigan Technological University: Assistant Research Scientist, Stream Invertebrate Ecology, Grand Rapids, Minnesota. A research position is available for a long-term study of riparian harvesting methods on ecosystem function (secondary production, organic matter breakdown, and food webs) in Minnesota headwater streams. The study is part of a collaborative effort of scientists at Michigan Technological University, USDA Forest Service, US Geological Survey, and the University of Minnesota evaluating the effectiveness of Minnesota’s riparian timber harvesting guidelines. Duties include: Coordinating and conducting field and lab work including invertebrate sampling, hydrological measurements, and invertebrate identification; supervising student interns; data analysis; report writing; and presenting results at meetings. Position requires overnight travel of 7-10 days per month during summer and fall. Qualifications: B.S. degree in Ecology, Entomology, or related field, plus two years relevant experience is required. M.S. degree with emphasis in aquatic invertebrate ecology preferred. Applicants should have aquatic invertebrate identification skills to genus level; project management, data analysis, and report writing experience; a strong work ethic; the ability to work in rough terrain; and a valid driver’s license. Position will be offered through the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech and based at the USDA Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Position starts April 28, 2008 and is available for 14 months with renewal contingent upon funding. Salary is commensurate with experience ($30-49k) plus excellent benefits. Application: Send cover letter including research interests and date available to start, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to Sue Eggert, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 1831 Hwy 169 E., Grand Rapids, MN 55744, or email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Posted: 2/13/08.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: The Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program is accepting applications for the full-time permanent position of Nongame Research Assistant. This position assists the Animal Research Coordinator, Endangered Species Coordinator, and other Division of Ecological Resources staff with a wide variety projects related to endangered species and nongame wildlife research and conservation. The position is located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Applications will be accepted through January 11, 2008. For information on duties, salary, qualifications, and how to apply, see the full job description. Closing Date: 1/11/2008. Posted: 12/26/07.
Minnesota State University, Mankato: The Water Resources Center (WRC) has an opening beginning as early as September 4, 2007 for a Research Analyst Intermediate (GIS Analyst). The position serves a significant support role for nearly all of the WRC projects and leads GIS, technology, and watershed projects. Needs for the position: 1)Capacity to manage GIS layers, develop new layers, complete GIS assessments, and generate maps, 2)Capacity to develop and manage web sites, interactive web-based tools, and databases, 3)Ability to participate in the WRC team, including project identification, collaborator contact, and public outreach, 4)Background in watershed management, hydrology, planning and zoning, and/or other related fields, and 5)Willingness to participate in a wide-range of projects, as GIS work is only one part of the position. The position is currently working on the development of interactive TMDL tools, assessments associated with the tillage transect surveys, and various mapping/layer development projects. In addition, the position will participate in a wide range of other WRC projects, including the development of a drainage records preservation guide, Minnesota River water quality monitoring, and an evaluation of the transport of nutrients and bacteria through subsurface tiles. Other assistance will also be needed to conduct fall stream electrofishing studies, ongoing macroinvertebrate evaluations, and development and implementation of conferences, workshops, and other Minnesota River Board programs. Applicants with a watershed background that also have LIDAR experience and are web-savvy are particularly encouraged to apply. The official position description, along with the required/desired qualifications, are available upon request. This is an informal application process, as we are seeking to refill this position quickly. Letters of interest will be accepted at least until August 16, 2007. The position will then be open until filled after that date. Please send a letter of interest that highlights your attributes relating to the 5 summarized needs listed above and a resume via electronic format ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, email the address above or call Director Fisher at (507) 389-5690. He will be out of the office, however, from August 8-16. Posted: 8/7/07.
Missouri Department of Conservation: 9-month Graduate Plant Ecologist Internship based in West Plains, MO, beginning in May of 2008. Duties: Learns to identify the major plants in woodland, forest, glade, savannah and prairie natural communities, and shares this knowledge with others. Performs surveys to understand the ecology of a few rare plant species, and assists in developing management guidelines for these plants. Acquires a solid understanding of our native flora and the natural communities that they represent, a valuable asset for anyone seeking a professional position in conservation (e.g. wildlife biologist, natural history biologist, resource scientist, private lands conservationist, forester or naturalist). Asssists with botany training of seasonal vegetation crews. Performs vegetation sampling with the forest community ecologists and their crews in a variety of habitats. Inventories plant species with the plant community ecologist. After approximately 2 ½ months of intensive plant identification training, begins career exploration rotations, working with various MDC professionals for a week at a time. Benefits from these rotations by gaining knowledge and experience from a wide variety of professionals, and in return, assists the professionals with the identification of plants and natural communities. Alternates career exploration with field work studying rare species through fall. During winter, develops management guidelines based on the summer’s field work, assists the plant ecologist with data analysis from the MOFEP ground flora and soft mast studies, works with the field station herbarium, and performs other duties as required. Salary: $12.34/hr. For more information, go to http://www.mdc.mo.gov/about/jobs. Posted: 1/22/08.
Missouri Department of Conservation: position available for a Resource Scientist in Clinton, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $39-43k depending on qualifications. The principle responsibility of this position is to design and conduct management evaluations and field research projects related to grassland ecosystem management of prairies, warm season and cool season grasses in cooperation with Department of Conservation staff, universities, other state and federal agencies and non-government partners. Under the supervision of a Resource Science Supervisor (Grasslands Systems Field Station), this Resource Scientist is responsible for: Research, monitoring and grassland management, technical support, information transfer, business management/supervision, and performs other duties as required. This position requires a broad range of education and experience relative to grassland ecology, plant taxonomy, vegetation monitoring protocols and statistical analyses. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Botany, Range Management or Plant Science, Wildlife Ecology/Management or in a related biological science with substantial course work in wildlife ecology, plant ecology, soils, statistics and experimental design and at least two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in ecology, botany or plant science, resource management or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Closing Date: August 3, 2007. For a complete job description and to apply on-line, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/about/jobs. Posted: 7/2/07.
Montana State University: Several positions are available for the field season 2008 to inventory vegetation and soils of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness as part of the Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory (TEUI) of the Custer National Forest in Montana. A considerable portion of the field work will be located in the upper subalpine and alpine zones of the Beartooth Mountains which contain the largest continuous alpine area in the lower 48 states. Botanist will work with soil scientist to locate sampling site with GPS, topographic maps and/or aerial photos, inventory plant community, characterize landforms and complete soil survey. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, able to hike in rugged, mountainous terrain, carry heavy loads, dig one meter deep soil pits in rocky substrates, and be enthusiastic about working and living outdoors in variable weather. Due to the remote location of many sampling sites, jobs require living in the backcountry for 4 to 8 consecutive days with appropriate time off between trips. Field work will start in late May and continue to the end of August/beginning of September 2008. Shared housing will be provided either in Cooke City or Red Lodge, MT. Qualifications: For botanist position course work and/or field experience in botanical sampling methods, plant taxonomy or related field, familiarity with Rocky Mountain flora. For soil scientist position course work and/or field experience in soil classification or related field, familiarity with NRCS soil survey standards. Applicants should be highly motivated and able to work long hours as team members in remote settings. Compensation: $10-$13/hour depending on qualification, ~40 hrs/week with irregular hours, May/June - August 2008. To Apply: Please send a resume, unofficial copies of transcripts and list of three references to Sabine Mellmann-Brown, Montana State University, Department of Ecology, 310 Lewis Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717-3460. Inquiries may be addressed to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2008. Posted: 2/25/08.
Montana State University: Two Avian Wildlife Technician positions available to assist with woodpecker monitoring in central Idaho to document presence of rare and widely distributed species from May 1 – June 30, 2008 and potentially longer. Duties include surveying for woodpeckers using playback calls, vegetation sampling, and data entry. Positions require extensive travel and some camping. Salary is $1500 - 1800/mo depending on experience. This is a great opportunity to experience the mountains of central Idaho. Qualifications include a proven ability to adhere to established protocol, ability to work independently in remote conditions, good GPS/navigation skills, and experience with 4WD vehicles. Prior experience surveying for western birds or woodpeckers is a plus. Open to non-US citizens who are able to obtain legal authority to work in the U.S. To apply, send a letter documenting your interested, resume, and a list of two references, including contact information, to Catherine Wightman at firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred) or RMRS Forestry Sciences Lab, 1648 S. 7th. Ave, MSU Campus, Bozeman, MT 59717 (phone 406-994-3002). Application deadline is February 22, 2008. Posted: 2/1/08.
Nantucket Conservation Foundation: Seasonal Field Assistant (6 months). We are seeking to hire several motivated, self-reliant individuals to assist the staff of its Department of Science and Stewardship with inventorying and monitoring natural communities and species on its properties. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in gaining experience working in rare species conservation, habitat management, and applied ecological research. Field Assistants will participate in data collection on a variety of research and management projects, including: 1. Vegetation monitoring to document the effectiveness of prescribed burning, brush-cutting, and sheep grazing as grassland restoration and management tools; 2. Inventory efforts to locate and document populations of state- listed plant species that currently or have historically occurred on Nantucket; 3. Population studies of several plant and animal species of conservation concern; 4. Inventory, management, and monitoring of invasive species. Responsibilities: Assist with conducting plant and animal inventory and monitoring in a variety of community types, including grasslands, heathlands, shrublands, and wetlands. Some of these areas have or will be treated with brushcutting, prescribed burning, sheep grazing, and/or invasive species removal. Participate in data entry and management. Individuals that have completed prescribed fire training (NWCG S130/190 certification) prior to employment may have an opportunity to participate in prescribed burns. Qualifications: B.S. or B.A. degree in Ecology, Botany, Zoology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, or a related biological field. Strong observational, critical thinking and organizational skills with attention to detail are essential. Applicants that have demonstrated experience with plant and animal monitoring techniques, GIS/GPS use, data entry and analysis, prescribed fire training and experience, and/or the flora of Northeastern United States will be given high consideration. Individuals must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team and be willing to work under adverse field conditions. A valid driver’s license is necessary. Dates/Hours: This is a full-time, temporary position beginning in early-May and ending in late October. Exact start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Hours are Monday through Friday, averaging eight hours per day, although work times may vary depending on weather, tides, etc. Wages/Benefits: Housing and work-related transportation is provided. Wage is $11-12 per hour, commensurate with experience. Medical and unemployment insurance, paid holidays, overtime, and paid sick days are not available to seasonal employees. Transportation is not provided after working hours. Application: Deadline for applications is January 31, 2008. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via email to: Karen C. Beattie, Science & Stewardship Manager (email@example.com). Posted: 12/20/07.
National Park Service: one GS-7 term ($17.64/hour), subject-to-furlough, Lead Biological Science Technician for the Aquatic Resources Program in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI), California. This position is estimated to start on May 27, 2007, and will be stationed at the Ash Mountain Headquarters in Sequoia National Park. The Lead Biological Science Technician primarily assists the SEKI Aquatic Ecologist with implementation and management of aquatic resource projects in SEKI, including but not limited to long-term restoration of mountain yellow-legged frogs and high elevation aquatic ecosystems, long-term monitoring of lakes, streams, amphibians, fish and other aquatic biota, and facilitating scientific research of aquatic ecosystems. The incumbent will assist with 1) managing logistics in preparation for summer fieldwork, 2) providing orientation, training and mentoring for the summer seasonal aquatic restoration crew, 3) overseeing field operations for restoration, and 4) providing logistic and field support to the parks’ Inventory and Monitoring Program and to scientific research studies being conducted in SEKI. Other duties include conducting electronic entry, QA/QC, and summary reporting of field data, and maintaining field equipment and supplies. Work will occur throughout SEKI, and will entail cooperation with other agencies, organizations, and cooperators. The incumbent will be supervised by the Aquatic Ecologist, will be the field leader for the summer seasonal aquatic restoration crew, and will occasionally work with other SEKI staff. The position will require extensive wilderness travel within SEKI, and occasional travel to meetings and/or trainings. Interested applicants can view the full announcement at USAJOBS. The announcement number is SEKI-08-32EE. Applications must be mailed and must include a resume, KSAs (shown in announcement), and unofficial copies of your college transcripts (if you wish to be qualified based on experience and education). Read the announcement for specific details. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, March 17, 2008 to be considered for this position. For general application questions, email Emily_Edgar@nps.gov or call 559-565-3752. For specific position questions, email Danny_Boiano@nps.gov or call 559-565-4273. Posted: 3/5/08.
National Park Service: Data Manager (Ecologist GS-0408, Biologist GS-0404, or Information Technology Specialist GS-2210). This is a permanent, full time, GS-11 position (approx. $54,494 to $70,843) or GS-09 (approx. $45,040 to $58,557) position (grade dependent upon experience) with the Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program. This position is open to applicants both with and without federal status. The Sierra Nevada Network (SIEN) includes Yosemite National Park, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, and Devils Postpile National Monument. Duty Station: Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, California, with travel to all Sierra Nevada Network parks. Duties: Incumbent will lead planning and implementation of data management for a long-term monitoring program that evaluates status and trends of key ecosystem components and processes. Major responsibilities include program development; database design and management; data acquisition and quality management; data documentation (metadata); data archiving and security; and data retrieval, reporting and dissemination. The incumbent will travel to all network parks, to coordinate meetings and trainings with park staffs and cooperators, and to integrate the network’s data management strategy with park programs. Incumbent will collaborate with data managers at park, network, and national levels. There will be some opportunities to work in the field to oversee data collection quality assurance and quality control, and to work with other network staff in the analyses and interpretation of monitoring data. The position will supervise 1-2 data technicians. Detailed application instructions may be found in the vacancy announcement posted at: http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/. The announcement number is SEKI-08-31EE. Be sure to carefully follow instructions in the announcement. Closes Mar 17, 2008. For more information, please contact Linda Mutch (firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-565-3174). Posted: 3/3/08.
National Park Service: The Inventory and Monitoring Program’s National Capital Region Network (NCRN) is hiring multiple biological technicians to implement its long-term forest monitoring program. The positions are based at the Center for Urban Ecology in Washington D.C. (www.nps.gov/cue). The NCRN includes 11 national park units in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The incumbent will perform various field tasks related to quantitative plant ecology sampling including: installation of permanent vegetation monitoring plots, measurement of trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses, forest canopy characteristics, forest dynamics and collection of plant specimens. He/she must be able to recognize diverse species of vascular plants of the mid-Atlantic region. The field tasks will be performed in both remote and urban locations requiring both attention to safety and excellent field biology skills. The Incumbent will assist with the maintenance of long-term study field sites and equipment. Data entry, report writing and basic manipulation and quality control procedures for vegetation data will be required. Additionally, there may be opportunities to assist with data analysis and presentations. These are full time, temporary positions at both the GS-5 and GS-7 levels with an anticipated start date of May 2008. We anticipate up to six months of work. For full announcement see www.usajobs.gov and search for job announcement numbers NPS-NCR-08-14 and NPS-NCR-08-15. The positions are open until May 5, 2008. Contact Patrick Campbell at email@example.com for more information. Posted: 2/15/08.
National Park Service: Inventory and Monitoring is recruiting 4 seasonal biological science technicians to collect forest health data in 17 parks throughout the Eastern US (from Acadia in Maine to southern Virginia). Incumbents will establish permanent forest monitoring plots and collect data on forest health, structure and composition, regeneration, understory vegetation, coarse woody debris, and soil characteristics. This is largely a field based position, and incumbents will be required to carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), and hike though rough terrain on and off trail. Park housing will be available at the duty stations (Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor, ME) and Fredericksburg, VA). When away from these duty stations (50% of the time), the National Park Service will pay lodging and per diem costs. For more information, please view the announcement on USAJOBS. Search for: Job Announcement Number: GATE-T-08-021 DEU (Crew leaders, GS-7) or GATE-T-08-020 DEU (Field technicians, GS-5). For additional information please contact: Jim Comiskey, Ph.D., Mid-Atlantic Network Coordinator, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. 540-654-5328 (Tel.), 540-891-5169 (Fax). Closes: February 22. Posted: 1/28/08.
National Park Service: seeking up to six aquatic technicians for the 2008 summer field season in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). All vacancies are GS-5 positions at $14.21/hr. The primary objective of these positions is to restore 1) populations of the mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa), a rapidly declining species, and 2) high elevation lake and stream ecosystems. Primary duties include backpacking to lake basins in park Wilderness, removing non-native trout populations from lakes and streams using gill nets and backpack electrofishers, and surveying populations of the mountain yellow-legged frog. Additional duties include following detailed protocols, recording environmental parameters, and communicating an overview of the project to park visitors. Further additional duties may include entering field data into software programs, managing databases, and writing reports. Emphasis is on field work in both team and individual settings. Work dates depend on timing of snowmelt, but are estimated to be from late June to late September. Interested applicants must apply through USAJOBS. The announcement number is “SEKI 164240” and can be found by typing in the announcement number in the keywords search window of the USAJOBS homepage, clicking “Search,” and then following the link to the actual announcement. Applications must include a resume, a completed questionnaire (shown in announcement), and a copy of your college transcripts (if you wish to be qualified based on experience and education). For general application questions contact SEKI Personnel by emailing Ellen_Quinn@nps.gov or calling 559-565-3754. For specific position questions, contact SEKI Aquatic Resources by emailing Danny_Boiano@nps.gov or calling 559-565-4273. Deadline: January 14, 2008. Posted: 1/4/08.
National Park Service: seeking up to five Biological Science Technicians for the 2008 summer field season at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). Vacancies include up to four GS-5 positions ($14.21/hr) and up to one GS-6 position ($15.84/hr). Positions are in fire effects monitoring with an emphasis on vegetation and fuels sampling in a team oriented setting. The job involves 70-80% field work, installing and revisiting permanent plots to monitor changes in fuel and vegetation in various plant communities throughout the parks where prescribed burning is planned or has taken place. Fire effects work includes plant identification, establishing and sampling vegetation plots following detailed protocols, and entering and quality checking data into customized software programs. Fieldwork involves hiking to remote front country locations, and backpacking to remote areas in the backcountry in rugged terrain under possible adverse weather conditions. A portion of time will be dedicated to data entry and other duties in an office setting. Fire effects positions may participate in prescribed/wildland fires, which requires that arduous duty Red Card Certification be obtained. Estimated work dates are from mid May to mid October. Interested applicants must apply through the USAJOBS website. The announcement number is SEKI 163819. Full announcement. Applications must include a resume, a completed questionnaire, and a copy of your college transcripts (if you wish to be qualified based on experience and education). Read the announcement for specific details. Deadline: January 11, 2008. For general application questions call SEKI Personnel at 559-565-3752. For specific questions about fire effects positions (serious inquiries only, please), contact Karen Webster, SEKI Lead Fire Effects Monitor, at Karen_Webster@nps.gov or Tony Caprio, SEKI Fire Ecologist, Tony_Caprio@nps.gov. Posted: 12/13/07.
National Park Service: An experienced person is sought to be the National Park Service’s GIS Specialist on a joint NPS and Fish and Wildlife Service interdisciplinary team evaluating and contributing to ecosystem restoration efforts in south Florida. The incumbent will work with ecologists, biologists, engineers, attorneys, private citizens, resource managers, and other professionals in developing, managing, coordinating, and implementing a Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist in the evaluation of impacts to the Everglades ecosystem due to changes in water quality, hydrology, and other human-related impacts. Job location is Boynton Beach, FL, at the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Job requirements: US citizenship; a four-year or higher degree in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience; and one year of specialized experience or substitutable education. Salary: $55,570 - $72,243 per year. Closing date: September 18, 2007. Apply at www.usajobs.gov, Vacancy Announcement Number HRF 07-138. For detailed information and application questions, contact Jessica Jones, HR Specialist, (303) 987-6966. For questions related to specific job duties, contact Nick Aumen, Aquatic Ecologist, 561 735-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Closes: 9/18/07. Posted: 9/6/07.
National Park Service: GS-05 ($15.21/hr) Biological Technician. The Inventory and Monitoring Program is hiring a seasonal forest crew member to monitor forest vegetation in National Parks in the Mid Atlantic Network. This is a 6-7 week (mid-August to end of September) position that will work in parks throughout Pennsylvania and Virginia. The technician will work on a crew to establish permanent forest monitoring plots and collect data on forest health, structure and composition, regeneration, understory vegetation, coarse woody debris, and soil characteristics. The crew will navigate to forest plots using a GPS unit, topographic map and compass, and the work may require fairly rigorous hiking on and off trail. Data will be entered directly into an MS Access database in the field using a portable field computer. The incumbent will travel to park sites throughout Pennsylvania and Virginia. Park housing will be available while the crew member is based at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP. When away from this duty stations (possibly one short trip), NPS will pay lodging and per diem costs. Applicants should enjoy working outdoors in a variety of conditions and have some training or experience in forest ecology. If interested, please email Kate Miller with a brief cover letter, a resume, and references (contact info below). Feel free to call if you have any questions. Kate Miller, Natural Resources Specialist, Northeast Temperate Network, phone: (207) 288-8736, e-mail: Kathryn_Miller@nps.gov. Posted: 6/27/08.
National Park Service: The Northeast Temperate Network of the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring program is hiring a biologist / data manager to be based in Woodstock, Vermont. This is a permanent, full-time position with full performance at the GS-11 level. The full announcement is posted on www.usajobs.gov. There are two announcements; search for "GATE-07-041 DEU" for the all-sources announcement. Individuals who are eligible for merit promotion, reinstatement, or non-competitive appointment can apply to "GATE-07-067". Applications MUST be received by NPS human resources by Tuesday, September 18, 2007. The incumbent serves as a Data and Information Manager for the Northeast Temperate Network (NETN) of the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program. Each network is undertaking development and implementation of systematic biological inventories and long-term vital signs monitoring. The success of the network I&M program is dependent on a well designed and maintained data management system which is easily accessible to all parks and is relevant to park biological resource information needs. The incumbent is responsible for the design, development, coordination and administration of data management programs developed for use by the I&M program. The incumbent applies knowledge of programming, data management, database applications, GIS, network priorities, and national I&M guidelines and directives, to plan, develop, and support application programs and systems to meet network I&M needs. The NETN data manager may manage some network monitoring programs that are within his or her field of biological expertise. The NETN data manager should have strong database development skills; GIS skills are valuable but not as essential. Posted: 8/30/07.
New Mexico State University: Research Assistant (Requisition # 2008005737). Anticipated Start Date: July 23, 2008. Individual will participate in the on-going and multi-disciplinary Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program on desertification in the Chihuahuan Desert. Approximately 85% of the time will be spent outdoors collecting data, with the remaining 15% of the time spent in the lab processing samples, cleaning equipment, and checking data. Specific field responsibilities include extensive plant identification and measurements; soil moisture measurements using a neutron probe; extensive collection of hydrology data and frequent maintenance of hydrological equipment; maintenance of field instruments, equipment, and infrastructure; handling and identification of small mammals; and repeat photography. Required: A Bachelor's degree in field of research applicable to the position and two years of related experience. Driver's license. Preferred: The successful applicant will have a keen interest in plants coupled with field experience in plant identification and the use of dichotomous keys. Review of applications will begin July 9, 2008 and continue until filled. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 6/27/08.
New Mexico State University: Field technician positions at the Jornada Experimental Range in the northern Chihuahuan desert, $9–12/hr commensurate with education and experience. Temporary, no benefits, no housing provided, 4-6 months with extension possible, flexible start date. Successful candidate must be a US citizen with a valid driver’s license and the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. Collect/record data in the field for vegetation and soil sampling on monitoring and research projects. Position will also include laboratory work (primarily for soil physical properties and some simple soil chemistry), data entry and data manipulation. Opportunity to work with a diverse group of scientists and technicians in the northern Chihuahuan Desert on research projects designed to increase our understanding of desert ecology and our ability to sustainably manage arid and semi-arid ecosystems throughout the world. Additional information. Send letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to: Ericha Courtright, Jornada Experimental Range, Box 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003 or email@example.com. Posted: 5/6/08, revised: 6/23/08.
New Mexico State University: Research Assistant (Requisition #2007010593) Start Date: December 3, 2007. Continued employment contingent upon federal funding The successful applicant will have a keen interest in plants coupled with field experience in plant identification and the use of dichotomous keys. Other preferred qualifications include knowledge of Chihuahuan Desert flora and fauna, practical experience with electrical and mechanical maintenance of climatological and hydrological instruments, and skill in the use of hand and power tools. The successful candidate will be flexible, able to enjoy working in the field under high heat and sun exposure (as this is primarily a desert field position), work reliably both independently and as part of a team, establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and principle investigators, be comfortable working safely with moderately hazardous materials, make sound judgments relative to analytical processes, recognize the extreme accuracy and consistency essential to long term research, assemble and record accurate data, follow detailed oral and/or written instructions exactly, communicate well both verbally and in writing, and have some supervisory skills. Acute attention to small details, enthusiasm, and the ability to get along well with co-workers, supervisors, and principle investigators are highly desired. Requirements: Driver's license. A Bachelor's degree in field of research applicable to the position required. Individual will participate in the on-going and multi-disciplinary Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program on desertification in the Chihuahuan Desert. Approximately 85% of the time will be spent outdoors collecting data, with the remaining 15% of the time spent in the lab processing samples, cleaning equipment, entering and checking data. Although the position is usually 40 hours a week, additional hours will occasionally be required both during the week and on weekends. Specific field responsibilities include extensive plant identification and measurements; soil moisture measurements using a neutron probe; collection of hydrology data and maintenance of hydrological equipment; maintenance of field instruments, equipment, and infrastructure; and some handling and identification of small mammals. The position will entail manual labor such as routine carrying of heavy instruments in the field for extended periods, maintaining and fixing fences, and painting large structures, and could include tasks like shrub removal, trenching, and soil coring. The individual will work with a wide variety of taxa and will be required to learn identification of all flora (~350 spp.) and selected fauna found in the research area. General responsibilities include collecting and recording moderately complex data in both field and laboratory environments in accordance with established protocols, data entry, maintaining organizational and historical data for each study, aiding principle investigators with data collection and experimental design (assisting with design, testing, and/or modification of experimental equipment as well as installation of experimental apparatus). Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, includes benefits. Review of applications will begin November 5, 2007 and continue until filled. Submit letter of interest, resume or CV, and 3 references with contact information. Electronic submissions must be in MS WORD, RTF, or PDF. Other formats will not be accepted. Reply To: John P. Anderson, Jornada LTER Site Manager, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3JER New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001. [2995 Knox Street, Suite 200 for FedEx, etc.] Voice: 505-646-5818, Fax: 505-646-5889, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Arizona University: The Southern Colorado Plateau Inventory & Monitoring Network of the National Park Service is advertising 2-3 position for their vegetation/soils monitoring crews through NAU. The positions are run from June 1 through October-November, are based in Flagstaff, Arizona on NAU campus, and require travel to numerous parks including Grand Canyon, Bandelier, Mesa Verde, Petrified Forest. Pay ranges from $14.58 to $18.29 /hr. Application information (click on “Careers at NAU” and scan list for “Research Specialist” and “Research Specialist Sr”) Application Deadline: 4/14/08. For more information contact: Jim DeCoster (928-523-7454, email@example.com). Posted: 4/7/08.
Northern Arizona University: 3 bio-techs to work in Zion National Park this spring. Technicians will work a crew sampling vegetation within the Dakota Hill Complex Fire. This site was treated at a landscape level with the herbicide Plateau in an attempt to reduce the invasion of Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum). Duties will include identifying plants to species, collecting unknown species for later identification with the aid of keys (i.e. Utah Flora), performing a variety of vegetation sampling techniques, soil collection, accurately recording data on datasheets, and collection of photo points. A certain degree of fitness and possession of a positive attitude are necessary. Field work will involve long hours of standing, bending, walking and hiking over rugged, steep terrain. Extreme temperatures and weather conditions are possible and exposure is a concern as we will be working in burned areas with little or no canopy cover. Pay will be $9-14 per/hr depending upon experience. Employees will be responsible for travel to Zion National Park. Employee vehicles will be left in a safe location in Zion Canyon, and employees will be transported to a location near the site using a university vehicle. We will then backpack into a backcountry campground in Zion National Park, where we will be camping for the duration of the field sessions. Personal camping gear and food for meals must be supplied by the individual. The work will consist of two to three eight day sessions, with 6 days off in between. The approximate start date for the first session is May 8th and will run through May 15th. The next session will begin May 22nd and run through May 29th. Dependent upon remaining workload, there is a possible extension of the 2nd session or a 3rd session for those interested. This time may include additional field work or office work (data entry, plant id). Qualifications: At least one qualified botanist very familiar with the plants of Southern Utah. Previous botanical field experience is desired for the additional positions, however this is not a requirement. Due to the backcountry location of these sites, an adequate level of fitness is required for hiking in personal gear as well as some crew equipment. There may be additional days of hiking collected soil, biomass, and equipment out of the field. If you are interested in working in the backcountry on the Dakota Hill Complex, please send an e-mail to Marybeth at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a statement of interest and a resume with references. Posted: 3/19/08.
Northern Arizona University: The Ecological Restoration Institute is now hiring temporary field botanists to assist research projects on forest restoration and ecosystem health. Botanists are expected to quickly learn the flora of southwestern forests to maximize data collection quality and efficiency. Methodologies include quadrats, point-line intercept transects, and belt transects. Temporary botanists will occasionally support overstory field crews collecting data on forest trees when there is no botany work scheduled. This summer we will be tentatively working in and around Flagstaff, White Mountains, and at the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon. We work 10-hour days during the summer, from May 12th until the fall. Local work will be in the form of 4-day weeks, from Monday through Thursday, with three-day weekends off. Out-of-town work typically consists of 8-day trips (Thursday-Thursday), with 6 days off in-between. Food is paid for by the ERI. After the end of the summer we will still have local field work to do, and temporary botanists may be asked to stay on until October or November doing day work in the local forests or keying plants in the herbarium. Desired Qualifications: Three years experience as field botanist; OR, B.S. Botany, Biology or related field AND one year of field botany experience; OR, Equivalent combination of experience and training. The pay for seasonal botanists is $11-13/hr, depending on experience. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Judy Springer via e-mail at Judith.Springer@nau.edu or regular mail at Ecological Restoration Institute, P.O. Box 15017, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5017. Or contact via telephone at 928-523-7751. Position open until filled. Posted: 3/5/08.
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: seeks to contract with 3 current or recently graduated students for this summer for field work in a sedge meadow bird/plant study at Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the upper peninsula of Michigan. The study examines habitat and landscape factors influencing the distribution and abundance of breeding birds, including yellow rails, in sedge meadows and the response of these birds and vegetation to prescribed burning. Seney NWR is well known for its extensive sedge meadows and bogs, avian community, and long history of research. We are seeking 3 individuals for the following positions (details below): a lead biologist to lead nocturnal rail surveys, related habitat surveys, and focused vegetation sampling, an assistant biologist to assist in the same work, and a bird biologist to conduct breeding bird surveys and related habitat surveys. The positions require individuals to work with minimal supervision, function as a team to execute field work, and integrate into a busy refuge. All must be willing to work long hours, including nighttime and early mornings as needed, be in very good physical condition for lots of walking, and be able to deal with variable temperatures and high densities of black flies, mosquitoes, and deer and horse flies. Housing is available on the refuge. These positions are student services contracts; hence each applicant must be a student or have been a student within the past 12 months as of the start date (below). Pay rate includes an amount for self-employment taxes. Ability to start work as scheduled is important. Lead biologist: Work period 5 May-24 October (total 1130 hrs); estimated pay rate $15.25/hr. Position requires a B.S. or B.A. degree in wildlife, natural resources, botany, or related field and field experience. Vegetation work requires experience and abilities to identify plant species in the field (including grasses and sedges), accurately key out plants, and collect and archive voucher specimens. Some training on regional species will be provided, but previous experience and demonstrated botanical abilities are critical. Bird knowledge and experience desirable; must have good hearing. Must demonstrate skills and experience in collecting accurate and complete data under field conditions, ability to work independently in remote field conditions (including at night), and ability to lead 1 to several individuals in the field. Should also be able to drive 4WD vehicles and use computers (specifically Windows operating system, Excel, and Word). Must have a valid driver?s license for operation of federal vehicles. Bird biologist: Work period 12 May-22 August (total 675 hrs); estimated pay rate $15.25/hr. Position requires a B.S. or B.A. degree in wildlife, natural resources, or related field and field experience. Excellent hearing is required for bird surveys. Must demonstrate skills and experience in identifying breeding passerines and other birds, collecting accurate and complete data under field conditions, and ability to work independently in remote field conditions. Must have a valid driver?s license for operation of federal vehicle. Assistant biologist: Work period 5 May-29 August (total 765 hrs); estimated pay rate $13.62/hr. Requires at least 2 years of college coursework in wildlife, natural resources, or related field. Experience with field data collection and bird surveys desirable. Must have good hearing and have a valid driver's license for operation of federal vehicle. Prescribed burning experience, S-190 & 192 fire training courses, and a Red Card are a plus but not necessary. For complete details about these positions, please contact Jane Austin via email or phone: Jane Austin, US Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 8711 37th Street SE, Jamestown, ND 58401. Phone: 701-253-5510, Fax: 701-253-5553, Email: email@example.com. Posted: 12/18/07.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Graduate Internship through ORISE's HERE program An internship is available for one or both of the following two projects. We hope to begin in spring, but will consider candidates for summer. Water quality modeling: This study seeks to understand influences on the viability of the shortnose sturgeon population in the Ogeechee River, Georgia. This sub-project will focus on water quality issues by implementing the EDFC model and the SWAT model for this coastal watershed, with the goal of simulating seasonal changes in sturgeon habitat. Major in environmental science, environmental engineering or geography preferred. Quantitative skills (programming, GIS experience) helpful. Modeling fall Chinook salmon: Contribute to a study of Snake River fall Chinook, focusing on environmental drivers that control migration decisions for juveniles. This is an excellent opportunity for a post-graduate quantitative ecologist with OO programming skills (C++ or F95/2003) to develop and apply a population model that considers flexible life history patterns. See http://www.orau.gov/hereatornl/ for information about the application and benefits. See Yetta Jager's webpage for information about the projects. Posted: 12/17/07.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Analyst Project Description: The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD), at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has several openings for research associate positions beginning immediately. These positions involve the use of geographic information systems in hydrological modeling, and ecological indicators and regional simulation of ecological impacts. These projects are funded by NASA or the Department of Energy and are described on the Internet. Modeling and Synthesis Thematic Data Center (Robert Cook, PI), Integrated Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Modeling (Mac Post, PI), Carbon Cycle Modeling of Agro Ecosystems (Tris West, PI). Candidates should have an M.S. in geography, ecology, soil science, forestry, or a related field. We seek a candidate with superior oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and strong personal motivation. The candidate must have knowledge and practical experience in using GIS software such as ESRI (workstation Arc/Info, ArcGIS, ArcView and associated modules such as GRID and Spatial Analyst) or other GIS/processing package, and knowledge and experience in using image processing software such as ERDAS Imagine, INVI, or IDRSI. Familiarity with visualization tools like IDV, NCL (NCAR Command Language), FERRET, GLODAP, LAS, GrADS, IDL, CDAT or others is an advantage. In addition, the candidate must have experience in acquiring and managing spatial data, familiarity with applying basic ecological and geographical principles within a spatial modeling framework. The candidate should have familiarity with UNIX and Windows operating systems, familiarity with environmentally relevant data layers, and programming experience, specifically in the context of developing GIS applications. The candidate should be willing to work closely with other research staff in multiple capacities including contributing to a team designed to develop integrated ecological models and supporting the GIS and data needs of research team members. Responsibilities include managing and updating multiple spatial data sets, acquiring and assimilating new relevant spatial data sets, using GIS data and principles of landscape ecology to characterize landscape patterns at multiple scales, providing documentation for collected and newly created spatial data sets, and data integration. Annual salary depends on experience. The position will be based at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. All travel expenses are provided. The position is for one year. Qualifications: Master's degree required in Geography, Ecology, Soil Science, Forestry or related field. Required discipline: Other Physical Sciences Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. How to Apply: Qualified applicants may apply online . All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions, on how to apply, please see the instructions. When applying for this position, please reference the position title and number (ORNL08-24-ESD). Posted: 11/20/07.
Oklahoma State University: Summer field/lab technician position available in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management. This position will support ongoing research involved with the project, "Effects of Fire Exclusion and Climate Change on Forest Dynamics of the Oklahoma Cross Timbers." During May and early June, fieldwork will consist of 5 to 6 day, 50 hour workweeks and camping out near research sites in southern Oklahoma. This fieldwork will involve re-sampling forested stands and dendroecological work. Subsequent field- and labwork (mid-June-August) will be based in Stillwater and will involve a regular 40 hour workweek consisting of more dendroecology work and data entry. Starting date is Monday, May 5th and ending date is Friday, August 15th, but these dates, as well as days off (up to 4 weeks), are negotiable. Starting pay is $10/hour. No prior experience is necessary and all applicants will be considered. However, a background in field identification of trees and an interest in camping are highly desired. If interested, please send a resume, transcripts, and at least one letter of reference to Ryan DeSantis at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/2/08.
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater: Sr. Research Specialist - A full-time position. Pay range: $2,250-$2,606/month, and will be commensurate with education/experience. Full benefits apply. Location: Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Qualifications: B.S. in Range Science, Ecology, or related discipline and 1 year related experience is required. M.S. in Range Science, Ecology, or related discipline and 1 to 2 years related experience is preferred. Duties: (1) Collection of field data and application of experimental treatments. Responsible for recruiting and supervising field crews assigned to data collection and application of experimental treatments. Data collection responsibilities include numerous field studies, some of which are on large, remote tracts of land. There is responsibility for working with station superintendents and other employees to apply experimental treatments including those with grazing, herbicides and fire. Assumes responsibility for data quality assurance and exercises independent judgment to schedule and complete research obligations, including grants, contracts and graduate student research. Responsible for participating in, preparing for, and conducting research programs and tours on research stations. (2) Sample processing and analysis. Responsible for processing research samples and data including computer data entry, statistical summaries/analyses, interpretation, and reports. Responsible for supervising other employees in routine sample and data processing tasks. (3) Remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). Responsible for ground-truthing remotely sensed data, photo- and satellite imagery interpretation, and computer processing of data to include supervising graduate students and assisting project cooperating scientists in interpreting data and GIS and GPS operation. (4) Maintenance and inventory of research equipment and machinery. Utilizes good judgment and planning skills in purchasing and maintaining certain kinds of machinery (e.g. chain saws, fire pumps) and equipment (e.g. soil probes, electronic data recorders, GPS, and fire equipment). This position will make recommendations to project leader on major equipment purchases and assumes responsibility for purchasing minor equipment and supplies. On occasion, this position is responsible for designing and fabricating or contracting the fabrication of research equipment. Application Process: Must apply online - position will remain open until filled. Contact: Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf, Professor, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, 008C Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078-6013, phone 405-744-9646, fax 405-744-3530, e-mail email@example.com. Posted: 11/30/07.
Oklahoma State University: Sr. Research Specialist – full-time, 2-year position; employment exceeding 2 years will be dependent upon availability of grant funding. Pay range: $2,250-$3,167/month, commensurate with education/experience. Full benefits. Location: Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management. Qualifications: B.S. in Rangeland Ecology, Biology, Plant/Soil Sciences or related field and 1 year related experience is required. Completed coursework should include soil microbiology, soil chemistry, and statistics. Ability to work independently, excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and balance multiple projects. Knowledge of SAS, Excel, MS Word and Powerpoint. M.S. in Rangeland Ecology, Biology, Plant/Soil Sciences or related field and/or 3 years related experience is preferred; previous experience using analytical equipment is also preferred. Duties: Conduct mycorrhizal/range ecology research and manage Mycorrhizal/Range Ecology Research Lab. Specific duties include (1) serve as lab manager for the Mycorrhizal/Range Ecology Lab; responsible for inventory maintenance, purchasing supplies, greenhouse maintenance, and overseeing undergraduate research assistants; (2) maintain and process samples (e.g. FAME analysis) using the gas chromatograph and mass spectrometry equipment; (3) conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory research to quantify plant, microbial, and soil responses to various treatments, and (4) assist with data analyses and interpretation. Application Process: Must apply online at http://jobs.okstate.edu – closing date is October 1, 2007. Contact: Dr. Gail Wilson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, 008C Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078-6013, phone 405-744-5539, fax 405-744-3530, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/14/07.
Oregon State University: Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Forest Science. Earliest Starting Date: July 1, 2008. The AmeriFlux Science Chair seeks a technical analyst to assist the Science Chair in day-to-day activities that include production of technical reports and publications, workshop development, and contribution to network-wide syntheses. It is anticipated that this project will be funded through September 2010. AmeriFlux (see also TERRA-PNW) is a network of ~90 research sites in the Americas, where the goal is to quantify and understand processes controlling carbon dioxide and water vapor exchange between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. Responsibilities: (1) Contribute to the development of AmeriFlux guidelines; (2) Produce network-wide accomplishment reports; (3) Contribute to network-wide syntheses of data and peer-reviewed publications that address AmeriFlux science questions; (4) Assist analyses in support of the North American Carbon Program; (5) Assist logistics of annual AmeriFlux meeting and workshops; (6) Assist with various project management activities. Required qualifications: Minimum of MS in Biogeosciences, such as Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeochemistry or Ecosystem Ecology. Experience analyzing micrometeorological data, programming, and graphical presentation of data using statistical packages (SPLUS, SigmaPlot, Matlab), outstanding oral and written communication skills in English, including authoring publications. Desired qualifications: Experience in the principles of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, and/or atmospheric processes. Experience in aspects of producing research proposals to federal agencies, and working with complex budgets. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Employment status, salary, and fringe benefits: Salary $33-41k depending on qualifications. Twelve month, fixed term, full time position with benefits. Re-appointment is at the discretion of the Dean. For additional information: Contact Beverly Law, Search Committee Chair, Department of Forest Science, 328 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331-5752. Email: email@example.com. For questions regarding the application process, please contact: Jeannette Harper, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 541-737-6554. Application procedure: Submit online by June 1, 2008 at: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0002623 Qualified applicants will be required to upload the following documents when applying: 1. A letter summarizing qualifications for the position; 2. Curriculum vitae; 3. Examples of writing skills; 4. Transcripts of college/university work (unofficial transcripts are fine) and; 5. Names and contact information for three references. Posted: 5/27/08.
Oregon State University: Summer riparian forest ecology field assistant - 2 openings. This research will focus on the effects of fire suppression on riparian vegetation structure and composition in southwestern Oregon. We will be collecting data on tree ages and spatial structure in unmanaged riparian forest stands to reconstruct past forest conditions and compare them to current conditions. Work will involve identification and diameter measurements of trees and shrubs, increment coring of riparian trees to determine forest age structure, and measurements of local topography and stream size. Some chainsaw work will be necessary as well. Sample sites may be at a considerable distance from the road. Logistics: • Eight 10-hour days of work, followed by six days off. Position will last approx. 12 weeks • Housing will be provided near study sites in southwest Oregon (Ashland/Medford area) • Camping may be required for access to certain sites • Job hazards include exposure to poison oak and steep slopes. Qualifications: • Bachelor of Science in forestry, ecology, or botany, or equivalent work experience • Previous field experience in ecological studies is required. • Experience or education in forestry, botany or ecology and an ability to identify trees and shrubs are preferred. • A valid driver's license and safe driving record are required. • Precision in data collection and attention to detail are required. • We seek individuals who are attentive to detail, can work long hours under strenuous field conditions (e.g., steep slopes, dense vegetation, inclement weather), are flexible and can work cooperatively with others. • Chainsaw experience a plus. Experience in tree coring and tree ring analysis highly desirable. Salary: $10-14 per hour, depending on qualifications. Starting Date: June 20. Last date to apply: May 1, 2008. To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume and list of three references (including name, address, telephone & e-mail address) to Mike Messier (email@example.com), 321 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97330. Telephone: 919.357.0783. Please be specific about your qualifications as they pertain to the job description and desired skills. Electronic applications and questions are welcome. Posted: 3/10/08.
Oregon State University: Forest Ecology Field Crew, 2 positions for summer 2008. The Biscuit Fire – 6 Years After. Forest Responses to Varying Levels of Fire Severity. Description: Conduct ecological research in forests burned in the 2002 Biscuit Fire in the Siskiyou Mountains of southwest Oregon. Crew members will establish research plots to assess forest structure, understory vegetation, tree growth, tree regeneration, and forest fuels across a gradient of fire severity. Positions are best suited for recent graduates or upper-level undergrads who are giving serious consideration to advanced study or professional work in forest ecology. Qualifications: In your cover letter describe how you meet the following qualifications: • Previous field experience in ecological research is required. Familiarity identifying and measuring forest understory and overstory vegetation of the Pacific Northwest is preferred. • Preference given to individuals with experience working long hours in rugged terrain, dense vegetation, and weather that ranges from extreme heat to rain. • Able to work and live cooperatively with others. • Comfortable with camping for a week at a time. • Organized work habits. Attentive to detail. Legible handwriting. • Valid driver’s license required. Experience driving narrow mountain roads helpful. • Experience using a GPS unit, increment borer, forest mensuration equipment, aerial photos. • First aid/CPR certification is a plus. Logistics: Work schedule will typically consist of eight 10-hour days in a row, followed by six days off. Camping will be necessary due to the remote location of the study area. We will leave from Corvallis at the beginning of each work period and return to Corvallis for the six days off. You must provide your own camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, etc.), day pack, rain gear and work boots. Note: job hazards include steep rocky slopes and exposure to poison oak and tanoak ‘dust.’ Duration: June 16 to mid-September, 2008. Salary: $12-14 / hour, depending on qualifications and experience, plus per diem. Closing Date: March 15, 2008. To apply, send the following: • Cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications, dates of availability, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of two references. • Resume • Copies of college transcripts. For more information or to apply: Rob Pabst (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Forest Science, 321 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331. FAX: (541) 737-1393. Posted: 2/29/08.
Oregon State University: Marine Ecology Seasonal Research Assistants (3) with the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). Job IDs# ONSH 11, 12, or 13 2008. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist in rocky intertidal research on the Oregon Coast. The marine ecology research focuses include mussel and barnacle larval recruitment and settlement, community ecology, and species interactions projects. This position involves both lab and field work. The lab work will include counting samples at a stereo microscope. The field work activities will involve hiking to field sites, climbing on coastal cliffs with heavy equipment and working on rocky exposed shores. The individual must be willing to work early mornings or late nights, some weekends, and some overnight stays at field sites. Required: * Self-motivated, ability to work both in a team setting and also independently * Undergraduate course work in marine biology/ecology * Familiarity with the rocky intertidal ecosystem and marine invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest * Previous field work experience * Excellent organizational and logistical skills * Valid driver's license and a good driving record * Hardworking and willing to work weekends and after hours. Salary: $9.25/hr. Dates: June 1-November 30 (one position); June 1 - August 30 (two positions) Location: Corvallis, Oregon. We do not offer housing. Transportation is provided to and from field sites. If you would like to apply for this position, please email with Job ID# ONSH 11, 12, or 13 2008 as the subject (11= 6 month, 12&13 =3 month): * a letter of intent explaining your interest in this work, your background, your dates available, and other pertinent information * a CV or resume * a copy of your college transcripts (unofficial copies accepted) * email and phone contact information for at least two references To: Jerod Sapp; PISCO lab manager; email@example.com. For more information, contact Jerod by email or check out our website, linked above. Posted: 5/20/08.
Oregon State University: Coastal Erosion Intertidal Ecology Internship. Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). We are looking an enthusiastic individual to assist in rocky intertidal research on the Oregon Coast. The marine ecology research focuses include ecological impacts of coastal erosion, mussel and barnacle larval recruitment and settlement, species interactions projects, and community ecology . This individual project is funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation and is monitored by PISCO and State Parks. This position involves both lab and field work. The lab work will include counting samples at a stereo microscope. The field work activities will involve hiking to field sites, climbing on coastal cliffs with heavy equipment and working on rocky exposed shores. The individual must be willing to work early mornings or late nights, some weekends, and some overnight stays at field sites. Desirable qualifications: * Self-motivated, ability to work both in a team setting and also independently * Undergraduate course work in marine biology/ecology * Familiarity with the rocky intertidal ecosystem * Identification of marine invertebrates and algae of the Pacific Northwest * Previous field work experience * Excellent organizational and logistical skills * Valid driver's license and a good driving record * Hardworking and willing to work weekends and after hours Salary: $9.25/hr (total of 1040 hours) Dates: April-September 2008. We do not offer housing. Transportation is provided to and from field sites. If you would like to apply for this position, please email with Job ID# ROCKY POINT 1 2008 as subject: * a letter of intent explaining your interest in this work, your background, your dates available, and other pertinent information * a CV or resume * a copy of your college transcripts (unofficial copies accepted) * email and phone contact information for at least two references To: Jerod Sapp; PISCO lab manager; firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/2/08.
Oregon State University: Intertidal Seasonal Research Assistant. Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist in rocky intertidal research on the Oregon Coast. The marine ecology research focuses include mussel and barnacle larval recruitment and settlement, community ecology, and species interactions projects. This position involves both lab and field work. The lab work will include counting samples at a stereo microscope. The field work activities will involve hiking to field sites, climbing on coastal cliffs with heavy equipment and working on rocky exposed shores. The individual must be willing to work early mornings or late nights, some weekends, and some overnight stays at field sites. Desirable qualifications: * Self-motivated, ability to work both in a team setting and also independently * Undergraduate course work in marine biology/ecology * Familiarity with the rocky intertidal ecosystem and marine invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest * Previous field work experience * Excellent organizational and logistical skills * Valid driver's license and a good driving record * Hardworking and willing to work weekends and after hours Salary: $9.25/hr (total of 1040 hours) Dates: April 2008-September 2008 We do not offer housing. Transportation is provided to and from field sites. If you would like to apply for this position, please email with Job ID# ONSH3 2008 as subject: * a letter of intent explaining your interest in this work, your background, your dates available, and other pertinent information * a CV or resume * a copy of your college transcripts (unofficial copies accepted) * email and phone contact information for at least two references To:Jerod Sapp (email@example.com), PISCO lab manager. For more information, contact Jerod. Posted: 3/19/08.
Oregon State University: Ecosystem Ecology summer research internship. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist in scientific research in the nearshore oceanographic environment for the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). This work has a strong focus on understanding how coastal ecosystem processes such as primary production, nutrient cycling and dissolved oxygen deficits (hypoxia) respond to changes in ocean conditions. Responsibilities include both laboratory and offshore field work. At sea work includes: participating in research cruises on the R/V ELAKHA and R/V KALIPI; water sample collection; deployment, maintenance, and retrieval of oceanographic instruments; and occasional SCUBA diving (if qualified) to deploy, maintain, and recover moorings. Shore and lab work includes: chlorophyll-a and nutrient analysis of water samples; entering data; making sample devices; maintaining field equipment; preparing field collectors; assisting with instrument calibrations; and assisting professors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in their research as needed. This position requires working early mornings, long hours in the field and occasional weekends. It may also require staying at housing on the coast for short periods. Required: * Strong attention to detail * Ability to work on a ship in rough seas * Ability to work collaboratively as part of an ecological research team * Interest in near shore physical and biological oceanography Desirable: * AAUS scientific diving certification and cold water/ dry suit diving experience * Prior experience working on small boats in the open ocean * Prior experience with laboratory analysis * First Aid and CPR certification * Physically fit, hardworking and willing to work required hours * Marine biology and/or oceanography coursework and/or fieldwork Salary: $9.25/hr. Dates: Approximately mid-March 2008 through September, 2008. Location: Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon We do not offer housing. Transportation to and from field sites and dock is provided. If you would like to apply for this position, please email with Job ID# PO2 2008 as subject: * a letter of intent explaining your interest in this work, your background, your dates available, and other pertinent information * a CV or resume * a copy of your college transcripts (unofficial copies accepted) * a copy of your dive logs * email and phone contact information for at least two references To: Jerod Sapp; PISCO lab manager; firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, contact Jerod by email. Review of applications will begin on March 15. Posted: 2/19/08.
Oregon State University: Physical Oceanography/Marine Ecology research internship. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist in scientific research in the nearshore oceanographic environment for the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). The primary responsibilities are to assist in conducting oceanographic research on and offshore of the Oregon coast at six sites. At sea work includes: participating in research cruises on the R/V ELAKHA and R/V KALIPI; deployment, maintenance, and retrieval of oceanographic instruments; and SCUBA diving to deploy, maintain, and recover moorings. Shore and lab work includes: assisting with downloading and maintaining oceanographic data and data logs; constructing moorings and other sampling devices; assisting with instrument calibrations; and assisting professors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in their research as needed. This position requires working early mornings, long hours in the field and occasional weekends. It may also require staying at housing on the coast for short periods. Required: * SCUBA diving certification and significant diving experience, * Boating experience and resistance to motion sickness, * Ability to work collaboratively as part of an ecological research team, * Interest in physical and biological oceanography. Desirable Qualifications: * Strong attention to detail; * First Aid and CPR certification; * AAUS scientific diving certification; * Cold water/ dry suit diving experience; * Physically fit, hardworking and willing to work required hours * Marine biology and/or oceanography coursework and/or fieldwork. Salary: $10/hr. Dates: Approximately mid-March through September, 2008. We do not offer housing. Transportation to and from field sites and dock is provided. If you would like to apply for this position, please email with Job ID# PO1 2008 as subject: * a letter of intent explaining your interest in this work, your background, your dates available, and other pertinent information; * a CV or resume; * a copy of your college transcripts (unofficial copies accepted); * a copy of your dive logs; * email and phone contact information for at least two references. To: Jerod Sapp; PISCO lab manager; email@example.com. For more information, contact Jerod by email. Review of applications will begin on March 3. Posted: 2/15/08.
Oregon State University: Rangeland Ecology Technicians Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Program. Location: Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Burns, OR. Dates: mid May to mid August, 2008. Technicians will assist in a juniper woodland and shrub steppe research project. Results of this study will be used to develop fire management plans, restoration strategies, and wildlife habitat guidelines. Technicians will work closely with research assistants and scientists. Field work will involve the collection of plant community data, fuels, biomass and soils. Office and laboratory work involves processing and weighing biomass samples and data entry. Technicians will be entering data in August. Field work schedule will typically be 6-8 days in the field and 4-6 days off. Work days will typically be 10-12 hour days. Field crews will be camping in remote locations near research sites with very limited facilities for the 6-8 day work period. Skills and Knowledge: - Undergraduate education in range, soils, wildlife, botany, or other natural resource fields. - Plant identification skills desired. - Strong ability to pay attention to detail. - Capable of hiking over steep and rough terrain in adverse weather conditions. - Comfortable camping and working with crew members in remote areas for extended periods. - Ability to maintain a positive attitude. - Valid driver's license preferred; US citizen. - This position requires heavy lifting and bending over for extended periods of time. Compensation: $10.44/hr, 40-hour work week. Overtime is paid after 40 hours in a calendar work week. Per Diem $22.50/day will be provided when we are staying overnight in the field. Housing is provided by the experiment station at no charge. To Apply: Send a letter of interest and resume to the email address below. List any pertinent classes in range science, botany, natural resources, and wildlife, and experience that relates to the job. Include the date you are available to start work. Jaime Ratchford (firstname.lastname@example.org) Department of Range Ecology & Management, 202 Strand Ag. Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. Phone: 541-737-1620. Posted: 1/4/08.
Oregon State University: Rangeland Ecology Crew Leader Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Program Location: Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Burns, OR. Dates: May thru August, 2008. Crew leader will be required to supervise the work of field technicians in the absence of the research manager. Crew leader and technicians will assist in a juniper woodland and shrub steppe research project. Results of this study will be used to develop fire management plans, restoration strategies, and wildlife habitat guidelines. Crew leader will work closely with research assistants and scientists. Field work will involve the collection of plant community data, fuels, biomass and soils. Office and laboratory work involves processing and weighing biomass samples and data entry. Field work schedule will typically be 6-8 days in the field and 4-6 days off. Work days will typically be 10-12 hour days. Field crews will be camping in remote locations near research sites with very limited facilities for the 6-8 day work period. Skills and Knowledge: - Bachelor's degree in range, soils, wildlife, botany, or other natural resource fields. - Plant identification skills. - Effectively communicate with supervisor and technicians. - Good organization skills and strong ability to pay attention to detail. - Capable of hiking over steep and rough terrain in adverse weather conditions. - Comfortable camping and working with crew members in remote areas for extended periods. - Ability to maintain a positive attitude. - Valid driver's license. - This position requires heavy lifting and bending over for extended periods of time. Compensation: $11.50/hr, 40-hour work week. Overtime is paid after 40 hours in a calendar work week. Per Diem $22.50/day will be provided when we are staying overnight in the field. Housing is provided by the experiment station at no charge. To Apply: Send a letter of interest and resume to either address below no later than Feb. 15. List any pertinent classes in range science, botany, natural resources, and wildlife, and experience that relates to the job. Jaime Ratchford (email@example.com) Department of Range Ecology & Management, 202 Strand Ag. Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. Phone: 541-737-1620. Posted: 1/4/08.
Otis Bay Ecological Consultants: hiring field and lab technicians with backgrounds in earth and\or ecological science. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to work on various projects related to ecological recovery of western riparian systems. Hired technicians will develop skills related to understanding river basin hydrology, river channel hydraulics, geology, hyporheic groundwater flow, fluvial geomorphology, habitat use by migratory birds, aquatic invertebrate studies, plant ecology studies, planning and implementing natural vegetation recovery projects, amongst others. Work will include frequent travel. Applicants are encouraged to apply for both temporary and permanent positions. Minimum Requirements: B.S. degree or higher in the earth or ecological sciences. Selected candidates should possess a desire and willingness to perform field work and physical labor, occasionally in remote locations. Technicians should be willing to complete a project from to start to finish with minimal supervision upon being shown an individual task. Start Date: Immediate and Salary: Depends on Experience Information on OBEC and projects: http://www.otisbay.com. For further questions please contact: Lea Condon , by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at 775-345-9960. Posted: 4/2/08.
Pennsylvania State University: The Mortensen Weed Ecology Lab is interested in hiring field and lab research assistants for the 2008 summer/fall field season. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in plant ecology, biology, and weed management. Successful candidates will be working side by side with graduate students on diverse research projects such as: X Using cover crops in agricultural systems; X Examining landscape patterns for agricultural biodiversity; X Tracking invasive species dynamics in forest ecosystems; X Assessing the attractiveness of native plant species to beneficial insects. Potential duties for this position include data collection, and maintenance for experiments in the field, laboratory and greenhouse. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to gain field and laboratory research experience. If interested, please email a resume and contact information to Dave Sandy (email@example.com). Posted: 2/29/08.
Pennsylvania State University: two seasonal technicians to collect forest monitoring data in eight national parks in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New River Gorge National River, and Gauley River National Recreational Area. This is the second year of a long-term monitoring program documenting forest condition at these national parks. The positions begin in mid-May 2008 and continue for 12 – 15 weeks with compensation of $11-13 per hour depending on experience. Technicians will travel to and be housed in or near a national park each week. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Applicants should enjoy working outdoors in a variety of conditions and be able to identify common trees and shrubs of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Training or experience in forest ecology and collecting forest data is desirable. Knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: forest pests and pathogens; forest soils; identification of herbaceous and graminoid plants. Applicants should be able to navigate in the woods by compass and using GPS. The ability to hike long distances over steep terrain will also be required. Additional tasks will include data entry and QA/QC of data. If interested, please send a brief cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three references to Stephanie Perles (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 29, 2008. Posted: 2/13/08.
Point Reyes National Seashore: The Point Reyes vegetation management program is currently recruiting a 1-year GS-7 invasive species control project coordinator (closing date January 28), and the Inventory and Monitoring program is recruiting a six-month GS-6 seasonal to work on early detection of invasive plants primarily at Point Reyes (closing date January 30). Please see the following links for details: 66964013 | 67092656. We are also looking for a two-month intern to work primarily on Scotch broom control. Housing is available at least through March for the intern, and for the duration of the GS positions. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Ellen Hamingson, Restoration Biologist, phone 415-464-5196, fax 415-464-5183, Ellen_Hamingson@nps.gov. Posted: 1/25/08.
Powdermill Nature Reserve: the 2200 acre biological field station of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History began compiling detailed vegetation data in 2006. This information will be used to establish a baseline of the current ecological conditions of Powdermill. We are currently seeking one field crew leader and two interns for the 2008 season. Duties for the crew leader run from approximately May 1st – August 31st and for interns from May 15th – August 15th. Daily responsibilities include collection of reference photos and vegetation data across a marked grid and data and photo management. The crew leader will additionally be responsible for assuring data integrity and for supervising the daily activities of interns. All crew members should have an interest in botany, forestry, or forest ecology. Qualified applicants must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, excellent computer skills, work well with others, be in good physical condition, and be willing to work long hours in the field. Experience with eastern plant id helpful. Undergraduates encouraged to apply. Crew Leader Salary: $1800/month plus housing. Intern Salary: $1200/month plus housing. Please send a cover letter indicating your job preference and resume to Trish Miller (millert@CarnegieMNH.org), Powdermill Nature Reserve, 1847 Route 381, Rector, PA 15677. Posted: 1/14/08.
Presidio of San Francisco, National Park System: The Presidio Trust is a Federal government corporation that manages and protects the Presidio of San Francisco as part of the National Park System. The Trust is now accepting applications for the following Federal excepted-service position. The Presidio Trust is a Federal government corporation that manages and protects the Presidio of San Francisco as part of the National Park System. The Trust is now accepting applications for the following Federal excepted-service position. SEASONAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN Duties consist of technical biological science tasks common to natural resource management including: field resources management work in native plant restoration, protection, inventorying and monitoring. Installs and maintains native plants with attention to ecological requirements of each species; controls invasive plants using a variety of methods; implements monitoring protocols to track rare plants and characterize plant communities at restoration sites; collects and organizes field data; leads and trains volunteers and students in resource management and field research; assists with tool inventory and maintenance; participates in Integrated Pest Management Program, which may include using chain saws, weed whips, flamers, and application of herbicides (for which a Qualified Applicator?s Certificate from California Department of Pesticide Regulation is required). The work requires strenuous outdoor activity including walking, climbing, lifting and carrying heavy items, and the completion of repetitive tasks requiring the use of power tools and application of herbicides. Part-time 24 hours per week, not to exceed 7 months. Requires associate's degree; bachelor's degree is strongly favored. Must have knowledge of established practices, procedures, and techniques of one or more of the biological sciences; knowledge of routine natural resource management practices, methods, and procedures; basic understanding of natural resource management principles and techniques to support, understand, and relate results to the broader natural resource function; ability to communicate information clearly and concisely, develop reports and present information; and knowledge of vegetation management tools and equipment, and how to maintain them. To apply call (415) 561-5300 (Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm) to request an application package, OR download the application from our website, and mail the application to Human Resources, Presidio Trust, P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129-0052. Posted: 11/27/07.
Princeton University: Field technicians needed from approximately mid-March to late June 2008 (dates somewhat flexible; total position duration about 16 weeks) to participate in a stress ecophysiology project on two federally endangered species, the Black-capped Vireo and the Golden-Cheeked Warbler. The research is a collaboration among investigators at Princeton University, Tufts University, and University of Illinois. The Princeton group uses heart rate telemetry to study the metabolic demands of stress induced by human and military activity. The Tufts group studies the hormonal response to short- and long-term exposure to disturbance. Work takes place at Fort Hood, a beautiful 88,000-ha military installation adjacent to the city of Killeen, Texas. And, yes! It is beautiful! The base is home to many endemic insects, and also to bobcats and mountain lions not to mention tons of birds. Primary tasks of crew members will be to locate adult birds on their territories, map territories, find nests, and assist in targeted mist-netting, transmitter mounting, blood sampling, nest monitoring, behavioral observations, and various other activities related to field experiments on birds. Crew members will be responsible for keeping extensive, detailed field notes. Pay is approximately $2,100/month and workers must provide their own housing and transportation to work (vehicle provided for field work). Applicants must be at least 21 years old by date of hire, have a valid driver’s license, and a good driving record. Applicants must have good hearing, be able to see the full spectrum of colors, and be in sufficient physical condition to carry gear long-distances, cross-country, in hot and humid weather. Although Fort Hood offers a great wildlife experience, crews will start work before sunrise, walk many kilometers, and endure harsh field conditions including exposure to intense sun, heat, chiggers, fire ants, cactus, snakes, and abundant poison ivy. Preferred qualifications are: (1) a 4-year degree in a life science, or equivalent experience (2) field experience in finding nests, determining color band combinations from a distance, identifying birds by sight and sound, and mist-netting (experience with our study species not especially important) (3) self-motivation and ability to work independently and a willingness to learn new skills (4) flexibility to daily changes in activities and assignments as experiments progress (5) ability to navigate alone in the field using map, compass, and GPS (6) excellent attention to detail. To apply please send a letter of intent, CV, and the names of three referees to Isabelle Bisson at email@example.com with “Fort Hood Crew” in the subject line. E-mail applications are preferred but materials can also be sent to: Dr. Isabelle-Anne Bisson, Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544. Posted: 12/17/07, revised: 1/24/08.
Purdue University: Department of Forestry and Natural Resources seeks seasonal Field Assistants (3/4 - full-time) for research on the effects of forest fragmentation on seed dispersal and recruitment in oaks (Quercus spp.) in Indiana. Study uses radio telemetry to track acorn dispersal and caching by Blue Jays, Woodpeckers, and Squirrels in highly fragmented landscapes. Duties will include: Maintain and monitor feeding stations using remote-trigger cameras; interpret remote camera data; implant acorns with radio transmitters; track dispersed acorns and determine their fates; monitor seed traps to measure acorn production; collect habitat data on cache sites; assist with organization and oversight of undergraduate field technicians; assist with capture, banding, and radio tagging Blue Jays , and help maintain automated radio telemetry system (ARTS) for monitoring Blue Jay movements. Minimum Qualifications: BS in Wildlife Science, Forestry, Biology, Botany, or related field (recent graduates are encouraged to apply); valid driver's license; strong organizational and communications skills and attention to detail in data collection; ability to follow written and oral instructions and function independently and as part of a team; ability to navigate in the field using map, aerial photos, and GPS; willingness and ability to work outside for extended periods, potentially under inclement weather conditions (i.e. wind, rain, snow, freezing temperatures) Preferred: MS degree; ability to identify Eastern Deciduous tree species and their seeds; experience with radio telemetry, remote-trigger cameras, and/or GPS; bird banding experience; experience supervising and scheduling individuals and/or teams. Start: mid-late August 2008 (exact date negotiable). End: March/April 2009, with possible re-hire in Fall, 2009 contingent on performance. Compensation: $10 / hr ($1200 - $1600 /mo). To apply: Send letter of interest, resume/CV, and names and email addresses of 3 references to Nathan Lichti at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/3/08.
Rice University: Lab/Field Technician, Ecology and evolution of plant-animal-microbe interactions. The Rudgers & Whitney Labs are looking for a technician, effective immediately (position open until filled). Duties will include both labwork and fieldwork on two separate NSF-funded projects examining the ecology and evolution of plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions. Candidates should have B.A./B.S. in biology and some hands-on field and/or lab experience. Training will be provided, but experience with DNA techniques (PCR, sequencing) and/or microbial methods (endophytic or mycorrhizal fungi) is a bonus. The position is classified as full-time, temporary (6-24 months). This position would be an excellent fit for someone planning on graduate study in ecology & evolutionary biology, as there will be the opportunity to gain experience in a number of research areas and to co-author papers. Please send a resume and contact information for three references by email (email@example.com) or by post (K. Whitney/J. Rudgers, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, MS 170, Rice University, Houston TX 77251-1892). Posted: 8/30/07, revised: 5/27/08.
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory: Environmental Sensor Technician Term: Two years beginning Sept. 1, 2008 (approx.). Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory will be installing a Distributed Environmental Sensor Network. Answering to a project manager, the technician will be responsible for: 1. assisting with final decisions on hardware purchases; 2. assisting with finalizing site locations; 3. installing five permanent weather stations along an elevational gradient; 4. deployment of additional sensor devices, including but not limited to a portable weather station, a digital camera, and TruTrak underwater sensors; 5. developing a long-term maintenance plan for the sensors; 6. assisting with communication solutions for the sensors; 7. working with a database engineer to implement database solutions for the information generated by the sensors. Basic Qualifications: The technician should have experience working with environmental sensors. Experience with Campbell weather stations is highly desired. The technician will ideally have experience working in uncomfortable and extreme conditions in montane environments. Benefits: $36-45k DOE, 10% retirement. Activities are run out of Gothic, CO during summer months. During the winter the technician will work out of Crested Butte, CO. Please submit applications by email to Dan Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a cover letter summarizing relevant job history and experience working in extreme conditions, two letters of recommendation, and a resume. Posted: 6/24/08.
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory: Full-time summer internship/field technician position. The University of California, Merced/RMBL. Approximately June 1 July 31 2008. We are seeking a field assistant for summer work in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The successful applicant will spend the summer hiking and taking measurements at high elevations. This position is a great learning experience for any individual interested in alpine plant ecology and climate change. Strong applicants will either be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a program in natural resources, biology, ecology, or a related field. Experience in taxonomic keys, field botany, and GPS is a plus. Ability to enjoy long days of repetitive but meaningful work is strongly desired. Applicants must have proven experience in working well with others, be very attentive to details, well organized, responsible, and have a high level of physical fitness. We are looking for someone who is not afraid of hard work and has a sincere interest in ecological field research. Applicants must be enthusiastic about and capable of hiking long distances over rugged terrain while carrying a pack and be able to work long hours in often inclement weather at high elevations. Snow is likely, and rain and high winds are inevitable. The successful candidate will be required to provide his/her own personal field gear. Salary for this position is $2,167-$2,794/month depending on experience. Housing will be provided at RMBL. To Apply: Complete applications should include a cover letter, a resume, transcripts (unofficial ok), and two letters of recommendation. Submit application materials through the online application system at UC Merced. Please also notify Dr. Ramona Butz (email@example.com) by email when your application materials have been uploaded. All application materials should clearly indicate your name and the position (RMBL Field Assistant). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions: contact Dr. Ramona Butz (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/5/08.
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory: I am hiring a Revegetation Assistant for summer 2008. I'm particularly looking for someone with restoration experience or at least some kind of field work experience. My first choice is to hire a post-graduate, so he/she could work into the fall. The assistant's duties will include 1) revegetation of disturbed areas in and near the Gothic townsite, including transplanting plants and reseeding, 2) assisting with active management of invasive plants, and 3) using GPS equipment to map restoration efforts. We are looking for someone who is not afraid of hard work and has a sincere interest in applied restoration projects. The chosen person will work an average of 40 hours/week from approximately June 1 to September 30 (start and end dates are flexible). Benefits: $1200-1600/month DOE plus room, board (for the 10 weeks the dining hall is open), and station fees will be provided. Complete applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and two letters of recommendation. Submission of application materials by email is preferable to submission by US postal mail. However, both will be accepted. Application materials submitted by email and questions should be sent to Dr. Jennifer Reithel (jreithel at gmail.com). Materials sent via US postal mail should be addressed: Revegetation Assistant, RMBL, PO Box 519, Crested Butte, CO 81224. All application materials should clearly indicate the person's name and the position (Revegetation Assistant). We will hire someone by April 1, 2008. Posted: 1/7/08.
San Diego State University: Research Manager. The Global Change Research Group at SDSU (Dr. Walter C Oechel, Director) is seeking a Research Manager to oversee the day-to-day research activities of the group. With an average of $1.4 million/year in research funding, this is a highly active, dynamic research group, and we seek someone with the energy and enthusiasm to coordinate activities on multiple fronts. Current research focuses on developing and understanding the predictive capability of the interconnections of terrestrial, atmospheric, and marine systems on global change. Active research sites include the Arctic (Alaska, Russia), the Pacific Basin (including Baja California Sur, Mexico, Indonesia), and the semi-arid ecosystems of Italy and San Diego incorporating a small research aircraft, 12 permanent eddy covariance tower sites (plus portable towers), soil measurements, remote sensing, and modeling efforts. The Research Manager will coordinate field research campaigns and oversee data collection and analysis. Project management responsibilities will include: o Hiring and supervision of field technicians and graduate students; o Hands-on fieldwork (equipment assembly, calibration, trouble-shooting); o Data management and analysis; o Manuscript and report preparation; o Coordination with Administrative Coordinator for field/equipment budget oversight. Applicants with a degree in biological sciences (ecology, environmental science, or other relevant discipline) and field research experience will be considered. A Masters or Doctoral degree is an advantage, but research management and field experience can be substituted, especially if experience is directly related to carbon balance or trace gas flux research (eddy covariance techniques; CO2, CH4, H2O, and energy flux; chamber measurements, etc.). Apply via https://jobsfoundation.sdsu.edu/ to Job # 080055, where you can electronically submit a cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, examples of writing skills, transcripts of college/university work (unofficial transcripts are fine), letters of recommendation, and the required SDSURF job application. Additional information/questions: Dr. Walter C. Oechel (email@example.com), or Teresa Sanchez (firstname.lastname@example.org; 619-594-6346). Closes: 3-28-2008. Posted: 3/24/08.
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation: Biology Technician to assist in a research project on nesting Snowy Plovers. Duties include; supervision of an intern, nest searching and monitoring, brood observations, invertebrate and beach traffic sampling, and data entry. Required: A bachelors degree in biology/wildlife or related field, a minimum of two seasonal field research jobs in the biological sciences (shorebird work preferred), experience with identification of invertebrates a plus, good data management skills, attention to detail, strong work ethic, ability to cheerfully work/live in hot, humid, and buggy conditions. Term: March 20th-July 31st 2008. Salary: $400/week, plus housing and health insurance. Closing date: February 22nd 2008. Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to Brad Smith at P.O. Box 839, Sanibel, Florida 33957 or e-mail (preferred) email@example.com. Posted: 2/13/08.
Savannah River Site: We seek applications to fill multiple temporary field technician positions for a large-scale experiment on restoration of plant communities in fragmented habitats with corridors. Technicians will join a team of several principal investigators (Ellen Damschen at Washington University in St. Louis, Nick Haddad at North Carolina State University, Doug Levey at University of Florida, and Josh Tewksbury at University of Washington), postdoc Lars Brudvig, and several graduate students, and be provided exposure to numerous research questions and approaches. Research will include studies of the effects of corridors on various aspects of plant restoration, including establishment and population growth. Tasks will include growing seedlings, maintaining experimental plots, experimental studies of plants (and animals that interact with them), and working with other project collaborators. Opportunities for independent research projects exist for highly motivated individuals. Positions will begin as soon as possible after 1 April 2007, and will last for a minimum of three months; however, possibilities for extension exist and applicants are encouraged to indicate dates of availability in their application letter. Pay rate will be $8-$12/hr, depending on experience. Technicians will live near New Ellenton, SC, where the field site is located. Successful candidates will hold or be working towards a bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, or a related discipline and must be able to endure hot and humid conditions and long hours in the field. Previous field research experience is desirable. Because the Savannah River Site is a highly secure area run by the U.S. Department of Energy, non-United States citizens may have difficulty gaining clearance to work there. To apply, please email a letter describing past experience, why this position is interesting or important to you, dates of availability after 1 April 2007, and contact information with email addresses for two references to Lars Brudvig: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/17/07.
Save Our Springs Alliance/University of California, Santa Barbara: Golden-cheeked Warbler Habitat Assessment Summer 2008 Internships. We seek applicants for two internships in applied natural resources management with the Save Our Springs Alliance in Austin, TX. The internships will focus on field inventory of habitat quality and population densities of the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler near Austin and San Antonio. Duties: Habitat inventory tasks emphasize avian and plant ecology, field and office GPS/GIS applications, bird and plant identification, habitat typing, technical writing, and strategic planning. For field reconnaissance, interns will use field (backpack) GIS technology, including a sub-meter Trimble Pathfinder ProXT GPS unit, Trimble Recon handheld computer, Windows Mobile 5, and ArcPad GIS software. Office GIS applications will also be used. Field work is scheduled for May 26 through August 22, 2008 (13 weeks). Work products will include GIS layers and reports documenting site-specific GCW habitat quality delineations and corresponding GCW densities in south-central TX, including Hays, Comal, and north Bexar counties. Reports may also include a preliminary range-wide assessment of GCW habitat in central Texas, along with a strategic plan for implementing a range-wide site-specific assessment, monitoring, and habitat restoration. College undergraduates, recent graduates, and others, are encouraged to apply. A working knowledge and demonstrated experience in avian ecology, vegetation structure measurements, GIS (ArcView GIS 3.3 and/or ArcGIS 9.2), and GPS are required. A background in ornithology, plant ecology, biology, botany, forestry, computer science, statistics, or a related discipline is also required, as well as experience with habitat typing and bird and plant identification, including the ability to learn the birds and flora of central TX. Successful candidates are expected to be conscientious self-starters capable of independent work and timely project completion. Applicants should be capable of vigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outdoors in hot, cold, rainy, and buggy weather; able to hike with a 40-pound pack across uneven terrain). The normal work week will consist of five eight-hour days, though working longer days and weekends may be necessary. Internship positions are currently available for May 26 through August 22, 2008 (13 weeks). Interns will be provided liability protection, free lodging, a field vehicle, and an hourly wage of $11-16, depending on experience, no benefits. Please apply immediately, since applications have priority in order of receipt. As soon as possible, we expect to fill a total of two positions to start May 26, 2008. Please direct any questions, or requests for further information, to Dr. Tom Hayes (below). Email applications are preferred. Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Dr. Tom Hayes, Ph.D., Research Manager, University of California, Santa Barbara. Email: email@example.com. Telephone: 715-630-4412. Posted: 4/2/08.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography: A technician is sought to assist with laboratory and field duties associated with studies of mussel connectivity in southern California, in the Integrative Oceanography Division. Experience with ecology, PCR, analytical chemistry and/or data processing will be helpful. Responsibilities will include managing field larval outplant operations, conducting PCR on recruit tissues to identify species, preparing, cleaning, mounting and analyzing (via Laser ablation ICPMS) larval and recruit shells for chemical composition. Duties will also include general lab and clean room maintenance. A Masters degree or relevant experience is required. Please contact Lisa Levin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Posted: 3/14/08.
Sequoia National Park: Data Manager. Series/Grade: GS-2210/0401/0408-9/11. Closes: July 30, 2007. This is a permanent, full-time, professional data management position for the National Park Service, Sierra Nevada Network, Inventory and Monitoring Program. The program is a cooperative effort by four national park units to accomplish inventory and monitoring of park natural resources. The incumbent serves as the data manager for the Network park units--Devils Postpile National Monument, and Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks, all in California. These parks offer outstanding opportunities for hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, and other outdoor activities. The incumbent’s major responsibilities include program development; database systems design and management; data acquisition and quality management; data documentation (metadata); data archiving and security; and data retrieval, reporting and dissemination. This position is also responsible for developing and implementing a Data Management Plan for the Network’s long-term monitoring program. The incumbent must be willing to travel frequently to all network National Parks, to coordinate meetings with park staffs and cooperators, and to integrate the network’s data management planning and implementation with local park programs. The job requires coordination with other data managers at park, network and national levels, ensuring local data management practices and databases meet national standards, and working closely with collaborators and park staff to develop common understanding of sound data management practices. While this is primarily an office job, the employee should be comfortable hiking and participating in field work in remote backcountry locations for occasional field data collection training and oversight. The position will supervise 1 to several data management support positions. This position will be stationed at Sequoia National Park, at the Ash Mountain Headquarters. For additional information contact Linda Mutch at 559-565-3174 or Linda_Mutch@nps.gov See announcment number SEKI-07-45EE for more details. Posted: 7/10/07.
Shaw Environmental, Inc.: Natural Resource & Wetland Scientists. Consulting firm with exciting opportunities in the field of natural resources with a concentration in wetland delineation and natural resources permitting. Shaw has various positions open from entry-level Scientist 1 positions (2-3 years experience) to Senior-level Scientist 5 postions (12-15 years experience). Employment opportunities are focused on the Hopkinton MA, Bothel WA, and Trenton NJ offices, however opportunities exist throughtout our 90 office network in the US. Please forward resumes to: email@example.com. Posted: 2/14/08.
Shoals Rodrigues: Project Manager to coordinate our science, education and training activities; manage a team of educators, scientific researchers and trainers; raise funds; and develop new initiatives for our marine research and environmental education programmes. Applicants must have: An MSc degree, preferably in environmental sciences; At least one years' experience working in conservation; A proven track record in fundraising for NGOs; Project management experience; Excellent presentation, communication and organisational skills; Fluent written and spoken English; French would also be an advantage; A high level of computer literacy. Contract: 1 year (1st August 2008 - 1st August 2009). Salary: MUR 23,000 per month to include an annual return air fare, accommodation and medical insurance. For further details please contact: Mrs Sabrina Desiré, Field Centre Manager, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel : +230 831 1225 or +230 831 0287. Please apply in writing with a C.V. and a covering letter to: Mrs Sabrina Desiré, Shoals Rodrigues, Marine Research & Training Centre, Pointe Monier, Rodrigues, Mauritius. Closing date: 30 May 2008, Start date: 1 August 2008. Website: www.shoalsrodrigues.net. Posted: 5/6/08.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Wetland Biogeochemistry Research Technician. We are seeking a full-time technician to participate in an NSF-funded field experiment. The study will address interactions between plants and microbes that regulate methane production in anaerobic wetland sediments. Our particular focus is understanding the competition between methanongens, iron-reducing bacteria and sulfate-reducing bacteria. Duties will include the collection of water and soil samples in the field as well as the analysis of these samples in the laboratory. The ideal candidate will have experience with environmental chemistry, analytical equipment (e.g., gas chromatographs) and knowledge of wetland biogeochemistry. Candidates with a Master's degree in a related area are particularly encouraged to apply. Initial appointment is 12 months. The starting salary ranges from $30 to $38k depending on experience. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is a 1200 hectare complex of upland forest, farmland and wetlands near Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. To apply, e-mail a letter of interest and resume by March 21st to: Dr. Jason Keller (email@example.com), Phone: (443) 482-2351. Posted: 3/10/08.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Biological Technician (IS 9) in Ecology of Forests and Dynamics of Forest Tree Communities ($46,041 per year plus benefits). 4.3 year, grant-funded position. Based at SERC in Edgewater, MD. The Biological Technician will assist a large multidisciplinary grant-funded project to assess the community ecology, spatial interactions and dynamics of woody plants in large, stem-mapped plots. The grant-funded position is offered for a period of 4.3 years. The primary responsibility of the incumbent will be to assist in the field collection, laboratory processing, and data analysis of forest tree populations to quantify woody plant communities in an array of stem-mapped forest plots at SERC’s long-term (20+ yrs) research sites within the Muddy Creek watershed. The position is primarily focused on management of our forest sampling programs, but also supports opportunities to assist with field sampling and experiments for an array of external grants and long-term sampling programs. The position requires working with a team of Principle Investigators, technicians, volunteers, undergraduate interns, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scientists. Experience and aptitude in data management, computer graphics, statistical analyses and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are especially desirable. Desired Qualifications and Experience: - Masters degree or equivalent experience in forest or plant ecology. - Experience in identification of woody plants of the Mid-Atlantic region or East Coast. - Experience in field sampling of forest trees in stem-mapped plots. - Ability to manage and manipulate data files using software for spreadsheets (esp. Excel), databases (esp. Access), statistical packages (esp. SAS), and graphical presentation (esp. Deltagraph). - Ability to manage a team of volunteers in field sampling of forest trees. - Demonstrated initiative, independence and responsible maturity. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest that describes how your experience, education and training relate to the specific selective factors above, photocopies of college transcripts, Curriculum Vitae or resume and names of 3 references to: Dr. Geoffrey G. Parker, Forest Ecologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, PO Box 28, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-482-2210. Applications will be accepted from Sept 1 or until filled, but not later than Oct 15. Posted: 8/16/07.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Biological Technician (IS 7) in Ecology of Forests and Dynamics of Forest Tree Communities ($36,640 per year plus benefits). Two-year, grant-funded position. Based at SERC in Edgewater, MD. The Biological Technician will assist a large multidisciplinary grant-funded project to assess the community ecology, spatial interactions and dynamics of woody plants in large, stem-mapped plots. The grant-funded position is offered for a period of two years. The primary responsibility of the incumbent will be to assist in the field collection, laboratory processing, and data analysis of forest trees to quantify woody plant communities in an array of stem-mapped forest plots at SERC’s long-term (20+ yrs) research sites within the Muddy Creek watershed. The position is primarily focused on management of forest sampling programs, but also supports opportunities to assist with field sampling and experiments for an array of external grants and long-term sampling programs. The position requires working with a team of Principle Investigators, technicians, undergraduate interns, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scientists. Experience and aptitude in data management, computer graphics and statistical analyses are especially desirable. Desired Qualifications: - Masters degree or equivalent experience in forest or plant ecology. - Experience in identification of woody plants of the Mid-Atlantic region or East Coast. - Experience in field sampling of forest trees in stem-mapped plots. - Ability to manage and manipulate data files using software for spread sheets (esp. Excel), databases (esp. Access), statistical packages (esp. SAS), and graphical presentation (esp. Deltagraph). - Ability to work as team member. - Demonstrated initiative, independence and responsible maturity. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest that describes how your experience, education and training relate to the specific selective factors above, photocopies of college transcripts, Curriculum Vitae or resume and names of 3 references to: Dr. Geoffrey G. Parker, Forest Ecologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, PO Box 28, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. email@example.com, 443-482-2210. Applications will be accepted from Sept 1 or until filled, but not later than Oct 15. Posted: 8/16/07.
Smithsonian Institution: We are seeking an individual with a strong interest in botany and forest ecology for a one year fellowship opportunity with the Smithsonian's Global Earth Observatory (SIGEO) initiative. SIGEO is the Smithsonian's major new research platform for measuring the global impact of climate change, expanding upon their network of long-term tropical forest monitoring plots. The fellowship will comprise participation in the establishment of a long-term temperate forest monitoring plot, along with the opportunity to develop an individual research project within the larger SIGEO initiative. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the inventory and mapping of all woody plant species in a 25 hectare temperate deciduous forest plot established at the Smithsonian's Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, VA during the 2008 field season. S/he will acquire skills in voucher specimen preparation, data archiving, management and analysis, and field assistant supervision. Required: M.S. in botany, forest ecology, plant ecology, natural resources, conservation biology or a closely related field; with the intention to pursue a Ph.D. preferred. Excellent knowledge of the taxonomy and identifying characters of the woody plant species of eastern U.S. deciduous forests and/or the mid-Atlantic region; experience with botanical field surveys, plant ID, voucher specimen collection and preparation, and field and GPS-based mapping; ability to work independently in sometimes hot and humid conditions, supervise field assistants, follow established survey and mapping protocols, and collect detailed and accurate data. The start date is somewhat flexible but must begin between March and May 2008, and will last for one (1) year. Salary is $24k, with appointment as a Smithsonian research fellow. The employment location will be at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park's Conservation and Research Center (CRC) on the outskirts of Front Royal, VA. To apply, please e-mail electronic copies of a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position, a CV or resume, college transcripts, and the names of three (3) references to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2008. Cover letters can be addressed to Norm Bourg, Ph.D., Ecological Research Programs Manager. Posted: 1/25/08.
Sonoma State University: Numerous seasonal field assistant positions in grassland ecology and conservation are available through the Department of Biology. Successful candidates will assist in the collection of data for two long-term herbivore exclosure experiments that examine the influence of cattle grazing on coastal prairie communities just south of Carmel, California. This project is evaluating the influence of grazing on a variety of native and exotic grass, forb, and shrub species. This project is part of a collaborative effort to evaluate the overall effects of cattle grazing on the endangered Smith's blue butterfly, its host plant (buckwheat, Eriogonum parvifolium), and the surrounding vegetation community. The effort is supported by the Big Sur Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy and the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District. The research is being conducted at Palo Corona Regional Park, which is located approximately 5 miles inland from the ocean, just south of Carmel, CA. PCRP hosts stunning coastal grasslands with incredible views and floral diversity. The field assistants will gain valuable hands-on experience with a long-term research project and work closely with flora of the region. A strong background in biology or environmental studies is preferred, and preference will be given to applicants who have experience in plant identification and field research. Field assistants are needed for approximately two weeks in mid to late April. Lodging and some meals will be provided and the pay rate will be $12 per hour. If interested in these positions, please email a resume and cover letter to Melissa Potter (email@example.com) and Dr. Hall Cushman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/20/08.
Stanford University: The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, and Stanford University together seek to fill the position of GIS Analyst for The Natural Capital Project. Our mission is to align economic forces with conservation by developing tools that make incorporating natural capital into decisions easy; by demonstrating the power of these tools on the ground; and by engaging leaders globally. The first tool we are developing models and maps the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across a landscape. We seek a creative individual for a 1 year position to support application of our models with stakeholders in our demonstration sites; China, Tanzania, California and Hawaii. The successful applicant will design and implement Arc toolbox elements to run our models and collect and format data. Applicants must have a M.S. or M.A. in geography, ecology, natural resource management, planning or a related field and experience developing Python scripts, conducting advanced spatial analyses (in ArcGIS 9.2 and GRASS), executing grid and vector analysis, automating spatial and tabular algorithms and acquiring and formatting data from diverse sources including remote sensing instruments. The position is based at Stanford University with Gretchen Daily and will require extensive interaction with interdisciplinary teams and substantial travel. Send CV, cover letter and names of 3 references to Heather Tallis (email@example.com). We will begin evaluating applications on 23 November 2007. Posted 11/20/07.
Stephen F. Austin State University: Through a cooperative effort between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and SFASU, and other private and public cooperators, we are seeking a Research Associate (beginning immediately and ending August 31 2009) to execute a research project examining how wintering grassland birds use coastal Texas prairie habitats dominated by exotic invasive plant species. Specifically, this research will focus upon how wintering grassland bird abundance, species composition, and density are related to coastal prairie patch size, grazing and fire regimes, and native/exotic invasive plant composition. This research is intended to provide easily quantifiable habitat and food availability metrics as related to wintering grassland bird occupancy and abundance, so as to guide current and future Texas coastal prairie management practices. Qualifications: Preferably a M. S. in Wildlife Science/Management, Range Ecology and Management, or closely related field. Field experience with and identification of grassland birds by sight required/preferred. Experience with GIS and geospatial applications preferred. Knowledge and research interest/experience with exotic invasive species, prairie ecology, and prairie management preferred. A strong work ethic, ability to work independently in the field with little supervision; leadership and organizational skills required. This research will be conducted on both private and public lands. An ability to maintain strong collaborative relationships with private landowners and public natural resource agency personnel is essential. Exceptional applicants with a B.S. and relevant experience in the above fields will be considered. Salary: Approximately $30k/year, including insurance/benefits. To Apply/Inquire: Send letter of interest, resume/CV, and complete contact information for 3 references to (email preferred): Dr. Warren C. Conway, Associate Professor of Wildlife Management, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6109. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 936-468-2090. Posted: 5/6/08.
Texas A&M University: B.S. or M.S. level research assistant position available in Micky Eubanks’ lab to study plant-herbivore interactions. Full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. Major/Essential Duties of Job: Assist with research activities on community ecology and arthropod-herbivore interactions. This will involve laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments investigating the evolution of plant defenses against insect herbivores. Duties will include conducting laboratory and greenhouse experiments; maintaining greenhouse in working order; order materials and supplies; assist graduate students and other personnel with lab, greenhouse and field experiments; help maintain plants and insect colonies; and oversee undergraduate student workers in these tasks. Required Education: B.S. in Entomology, Biology, Ecology or closely related field. Preferred Education: M.S. in stated fields. Preferred Experience: Experience working with plants and/or insects; basic coursework or research experience in ecology or evolutionary biology; background in quantitative or evolutionary ecology. Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills: Must be computer literate; must be detail oriented and able to organize tasks and prioritize work with minimal supervision. Must be able to communicate effectively in English (oral and written); ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Position available September 1, 2007, or as soon after that as possible. Interested applicants should complete a on-line application at https://greatjobs.tamu.edu and apply for NOV # 02765. Please contact Mr. Robert Jensen at 979-845-9739 or email@example.com if you have problems with the application process. Posted: 8/6/07.
Texas AgriLife Research: hiring both student and technical positions for fieldwork based out of the Colorado Springs area. Full-time Technician I: 1 year, potential for renewal subject to funding (benefits-eligible position) Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in entomology/natural resources/ecology, a related field or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems is desired, particularly in the areas of field data collection using GPS units, ESRI shapefile construction and editing in ArcView 9. Experience with geodatabase management is an asset. You must possess the ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. The ideal candidate will be an experienced field biologist with an aptitude for plant and insect identification, a careful, meticulous approach to data collection and some supervisory experience. A clean driving record and ability to undergo security screening onto military installations are required for the position. Job Description: In summer, this position primarily involves coordinating field crew activities and conducting outdoor surveys of noxious weeds and their associated insect biological control agents along the Colorado and Wyoming Front Range. Specific responsibilities will include mapping weed infestations using GPS technology, collecting data on plant parameters, identification and quantification of insect biological control agents. In addition, the successful candidate will supervise student field crews and troubleshoot equipment and data issues. During the rest of the year, the position focuses on performing regular spatial data management tasks, including shapefile creation and editing, geodatabase management, report preparation and some data analysis. This position may involve working hours outside of the regular business day and some long distance/overnight travel in a company vehicle. Temporary Summer Workers: May - September, 2008 (hourly wage position). We are looking to hire one additional full-time, seasonal entomological field assistant to participate in the activities listed above. This position would provide the incumbent with excellent experience in GPS navigation and field data collection, as well as plant and insect survey techniques. This is a great opportunity to enhance concepts learned in entomology, botany and ecology coursework with real-world experience. This is a fieldwork-based position, with some overnight travel required (vehicle, accommodations and meal allowance provided for these trips). Qualifications: High School degree and at least a college freshman, preferably with a major in entomology, plant science or biology. Previous field experience is preferred, and a keen interest in scientific research is required. Detailed note-taking abilities and attention to detail are a MUST for those interested in working with this project. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply, and positions are not restricted to currently enrolled students. A clean driving record and ability to undergo security screening onto military installations are also required for the position. Both positions are available now. Anyone interested in the position can contact Dr. Jerry Michels - phone: 806-354-5806 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, with a resume and/or statement of interest. Posted: 5/6/08.
The Nature Conservancy: Seasonal Field Botanist (4 positions), Fort Hood, Texas Dates: June 23 – October 3, 2008 Salary: $540/week Application Deadline: March 28 (positions will be filled as applications arrive). The seasonal field botanist will work with a team of three other seasonal field botanists under the supervision of the Vegetation Ecologist and the Vegetation Technician. This is a salaried seasonal position from June 23 to October 3. The field botanists will assist in a variety of vegetation studies, including characterizing golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo habitat, and studying the effects of fire and mechanical treatments on grasslands. Experience working in forests, woodlands, shrublands, and grasslands in the Edwards Plateau is highly desirable. Duties will include •Collecting detailed vegetation data using plots, transects, and pin frames •Locating vegetation plots using GPS units •Data entry and verification •Preparation of equipment for field work This position may include work on weekends and federal holidays. Position availability is subject to funding. Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Biology, Ecology, Range Management, Forestry or related field and 1 year related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. •Experience collecting biological field data and keeping accurate, detailed field records. •Familiarity with the vegetation (woody and herbaceous) of the Edwards Plateau is highly desirable. •Ability to work well as a member of team. •Experience using GIS software and data to create maps, as well as using GPS units and reading maps. •Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite software. •Experience coordinating multiple projects and managing timeframes. •Familiar with the operation of 4WD, standard transmission vehicles. Field sites are located in rugged, remote terrain. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a good driving record to comply with Conservancy automobile safety policies. •Good physical condition. Applicants must be willing to endure harsh field conditions, including high temperatures, long and unusual hours, variable work days including some weekends and federal holidays, and exposure to poisonous plants, snakes, and insects. Contact: Charlotte Reemts, Vegetation Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 5190, Fort Hood, TX 76544. Fax: (254) 288-5039, email@example.com. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references to the above address. Electronic applications will be accepted. Posted: 1/24/08.
The Nature Conservancy: Seasonal Field Botanist (3 positions), Fort Hood, Texas. Dates: May 5 – June 20, 2008. Salary: $540/week Application Deadline: February 29 (positions will be filled as applications arrive). The Seasonal Field Botanist will work in a team with two other Seasonal Field Botanists to survey golden-cheeked warbler habitat for oak wilt. Previous experience identifying oak wilt is not required, but will be an advantage. This is a seasonal position from May 5 – June 20, 2008. Duties will include •Identifying trees with oak wilt in golden-cheeked warbler habitat in sometimes remote areas of the Fort Hood Military Reservation •Recording locations of infected trees with GPS units •Data entry and verification •Preparation of equipment for field work. Four additional seasonal botanist positions, working on a variety of other vegetation studies, will be available from June 23 – October 3, 2008. Applicants who are interested in and available for the extended season are encouraged to note that in their cover letters. Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Botany, Range Management, Forestry or related field and 1 year related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. •Experience collecting biological field data and keeping accurate, detailed field records. •Ability to work well as a member of team. •Proficiency in using GPS units and reading maps. •Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software. •Familiar with the operation of 4WD, standard transmission vehicles. Field sites are located in rugged, remote terrain. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a good driving record to comply with Conservancy automobile safety policies. •Good physical condition. Applicants must be willing to endure harsh field conditions, including high temperatures, long and unusual hours, variable work days, and exposure to poisonous plants, snakes, and insects. Contact: Charlotte Reemts, Vegetation Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 5190, Fort Hood, TX 76544. Fax: (254) 288-5039, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references to the above address. Electronic applications will be accepted. Posted: 7/12/07, revised: 1/10/08.
Trent University: Wanted immediately: a Field Biologist who would assist in finding nests, monitoring insects and conducting vegetation surveys as part of two projects to examine the influence of trail use and forest stand type on the reproductive success of forest-breeding passerines. The work is for a 6 month period, beginning as soon as possible. Accommodation for July and August would be at the Sandaraska Campground, Pontypool, ON. For September through December successful applicant will need to find accommodation in Peterborough, Ontario. The person must have completed either a college or university degree and be legally available to work in Canada. Qualifications include familiarity with birds and good record-keeping abilities. Please contact Erica Nol, email@example.com or call 705-748-1011 x7640. Posted: 6/24/08.
Trout Unlimited: Fisheries Research Biologist/GIS Specialist. This is a full-time TU Science Team position located in Boise, Idaho. The incumbent Fisheries Research Biologist works with the TU Science Team in development of the Conservation Success Index and associated applications ranging from climate change and energy development to restoration of coldwater fishes and their habitats throughout the United States. The incumbent will work directly with TU’s Senior Scientist, Resource Information Director and GIS team. The ideal candidate for this position has experience in both Geographic Information Systems and fisheries biology/aquatic ecology, with an advanced degree in fisheries, ecology, natural resource management, geography, or related discipline. Salary commensurate with experience. The primary duties of the incumbent include the following: 1. Analysis of assessment data on the status and condition of trout, char, and salmon 2. Use of a variety of spatial analysis tools to array and map biological and habitat information 3. Analysis of limiting factors affecting coldwater fishes 4. Develop reports and other summaries of complex biological data 5. Work with GIS team to develop and implement spatial models and web- based applications in support of Conservation Success Index and oversee QA/QC procedures. 6. Support integration of scientifically based spatial analyses with TU’s conservation programs. Minimum job requirements: 1. Ability to synthesize complex biological problems and data sets. 2. Ability to communicate well both in writing and in person. 3. Ability to translate complex scientific information into terms readily understood by the general public. 4. Ability to work within a wide range of scientific disciplines such as fisheries biology, hydrology, conservation, general ecology, and restoration ecology. 5. Proficient in the use of ESRI ArcInfo programs and an understanding of relational databases. 6. Ability to design and implement spatial models in support of environmental and natural resource characterization. 7. Ability to review field projects and travel under a wide variety of conditions. 8. Ability to work well with people of diverse personalities and opinions. 9. Knowledge of recent scientific advances in the fields of fisheries biology, conservation biology, geography, restoration, and climate change. 10. Ability to multi-task and work independently. Please send cover letter, detailed resume, and samples of authored reports/publications to firstname.lastname@example.org Further information on this announcement can be obtained from Dr. Jack Williams, TU’s Senior Scientist (email@example.com) or Dr. Amy Haak, TU’s Resource Information Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/4/08.
U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine: Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to perform toxicological and ecological research in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Quinn at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Directorate of Toxicology in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. This is a full-time contractual position through Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, renewable on an annual basis for up to three years. Salary from 25-31 K, commensurate with qualifications and experience; health benefits possible; contractual non-tenure, full-time; reviewed and renewable on annual basis for up to three years. Duties: Research Assistant will support several collaborative projects in basic and applied ecotoxicology and may: conduct laboratory and field experiments; manage databases on a regular basis; and assist other personnel with research. Independent thinking is as important as the ability to work independently. Animal models may include mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Compounds of concern may include energetics, metals, and endocrine disrupting chemicals. Qualifications: A strong science background and a M.S. degree in toxicology, biology, ecology, physiology, or related discipline is required (B.S. with adequate experience will be considered). Candidate must demonstrate: coursework and hands-on experience in ecology and biology; capacity and interest in learning new concepts and techniques; skill in both verbal and written communication in English; computer literacy and skill in managing, analyzing, and evaluating data; ability to multi-task and work both independently with minimal supervision and cooperatively with others. To Apply: Send CV, statement of relevant research experience and interests, and contact information for 3 references as a single file (MS Word or PDF) to: email@example.com or by mail to Dr. Michael Quinn U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Directorate of Toxicology Health Effects Research Program Edgewood Area, Bldg. E-2100 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010. Screening of applications will begin after March 31, 2008 and position will remain open until filled. Please don't hesitate to contact me at the above email address or at 410-436-1064 for more information. Posted: 1/9/08.
USDA, Agricultural Research Service: Research Technician with expertise in plant-microbial studies, Fort Keogh Livestock & Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, Montana. The successful candidate will join me in conducting ecological research emphasizing plant-microbe interactions. Students and recent graduates with expertise in research techniques relating to the study of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, fungal endophytes, and/or soil-borne pathogens are encouraged to apply. The full announcement can be viewed at http://www.usajobs.gov/ (Vacancy Ann#: ARS-D8W-0083), and additional questions can be directed to Kurt Reinhart, Research Ecologist (firstname.lastname@example.org). Closes: 2/4/08. Posted: 1/8/07.
USDA, Agricultural Research Service: Biological Science Technician, Full-Time Permanent, GS-0404-5/7 Closes: September 28, 2007 Please See Announcement ARS-S7W-0315 at http://www.usajobs.gov/ for details on applying for the position. The Davis location is a part of the ARS in the Pacific Western Area. We are in Yolo County where agriculture is the primary industry. The Crops Pathology and Genetics Research Unit, located on the Campus of the University of California, Davis has scientists in three academic departments across the campus. Currently we support 9 scientists and their associated technicians, graduate students and post doctoral associates in our research unit. Duties include: -Provides technical support in a laboratory dedicated to research on the biology and control of weeds in vineyards, and the effects of weed management on soil microbial communities, nutrient cycling and grapevines. -Performs a variety of technical duties that may include, but not limited to: designing, planning, establishment and maintenance of lab, field and greenhouse experiments; propagation and care of plants; collection, rudimentary statistical analysis and graphical summary of plant, soil and microbial data. -Extracts and characterizes phospholipid fatty acids and/or DNA from soil samples; application of PCR, cloning, sequencing and related DNA-based technologies to characterize fungal and bacterial communities of soils. -Monitors ecophysiology (e.g. photosynthesis and water stress) of weeds, cover crops and/or grapevines. -Orders and maintains supplies and equipment. -Organizes and maintains data notebooks, safety records, chemical records and microbial and DNA collections. Posted: 9/19/07.
USDA, Agricultural Research Service: Biological Science Technician (Insects) GS-0404-4/5 Salary Range $25,797-$37,519 per year. The Western Integrated Cropping Systems Laboratory (Shafter, California) is seeking a full-time technician in a term position not to exceed 13 months, but that may be extended to 4 years. For application directions see announcement #ARS-D7W-0313 at USAJOBS/. Applications must be RECEIVED by September 10, 2007. For application questions call Lisa Porter, 301-504-1388, or work details call Jay Bancroft 661-746-8004. U.S. citizenship is required. Posted: 8/27/07.
USDA, Agricultural Research Service: Biological Science Technician (Insects) GS-0404-5/6/7/8/9 Salary Range $28,862 - 56,849 per year. The Western Integrated Cropping Systems Laboratory (Shafter, California) is seeking a permanent full-time Research Technician to work on studies pertaining to the ecology of agricultural pests and their natural enemies. Specific duties include maintenance of insect colonies, operating laboratory equipment, performing field experiments, and data collection. For details and application directions see announcement #ARS-X7W-0247 at USAJOBS/. Applications must be RECEIVED by July 6, 2007. For questions regarding application process, contact Barbara Scafone, 301-504-1416, or email@example.com. U.S. citizenship is required. Posted: 6/18/07.
USDA Forest Service: In the next few weeks, the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory of the Southern Research Station will be hiring a permanent, full-time Biological Science Technician. The position will be at the GS-05 level (starting salary $28,862 plus standard Federal benefits). The duty station will be located at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, NC. Coweeta is a Long-Term Ecological Research Site and works cooperatively with several universities, National Forests, and local, state, and other federal agencies. The research program includes research on wetlands, coldwater fisheries, and forested mountain ecosystems. The incumbent will support (75% laboratory, reporting and data analyses, 25% field sample and data collection) research focused on understanding responses of watershed ecosystems to anthropogenic and natural disturbances. Likely duties include, but are not limited to, (1) water, soil, and vegetation sample preparation, processing, collection (2) chemical analyses using a variety of laboratory instruments, and (3) data processing, analyses (especially compliance with QA/QC protocols), and reporting. Strong candidates for the position will have (1) experience in laboratory procedures focused on environmental analyses, (2) experience and expertise with laboratory instruments such as Ion Chromatographs, total C and N Analyzers, and Continuous Flow Autoanalyzers, and (3) education, training, or experience in basic chemistry. The position will be officially announced/advertised in the near future, with an anticipated starting date of summer 2008. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest and vitae summarizing your qualifications to Dr. Jennifer Knoepp, Research Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, 3160 Coweeta Lab Rd, Otto, NC 28763 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested will be sent a copy of the announcement with duties, qualifications required, and application instructions. For more information, contact Dr. Knoepp at 828-524-2128, ext. 103. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Posted: 5/14/08.
USDA Forest Service: Forest Inventory and Analysis, Northern Region is continuing to accept applications for contract field Botanist or Ecologist, GS-7 or GS-9 positions, based out of the following duty stations (1 position per location): Westfield, Massachusetts - Working with USFS employees throughout the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont Manistique, Michigan - Working with USFS employees throughout the state of Michigan Lakeville, New York - Working with USFS employees throughout the state of New York New Philadelphia, Ohio - Working with USFS employees throughout the state of Ohio York, Pennsylvania (duty location changed from Long Pond, PA) - Working with USFS employees throughout the states of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey Elkins, West Virginia - Working with USFS employees throughout the state of West Virginia The complete position announcement, including application instructions, is available at: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/fia/employment/ (Follow the “for current FIA positions click here” link.) Posted: 5/6/08.
USDA Forest Service: The Sierra Nevada Research Center is hiring research assistants for summer work in California's Sierra Nevada range. Work supports ecological research on forest management treatments that reduce fire hazard. Duties vary with location but may include 1) measuring fuel moisture and microclimate in experimentally treated plots,2) rapid assessment of forest stand structure in raptor activity areas, 3) measurement of plant species composition and cover, forest structure, and fuels in montane forests, or 4) mapping of treated stands with a surveyor's transit. Work may begin as early as 27 May. A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in biological or natural resource science is required. To apply, or for more information, go to www.usajobs.com, and search for vacancy announcement DE-PSW-0404-5-PLNT. The job will be posted from 29 April to 5 May. Only applications made during this time via the USAJOBS website can be accepted. Posted: 5/1/08.
USDA Forest Service: Summer Temporary Botanist Position, Lassen National Forest, Susanville, CA. Pay: $17.64/hour (GS-7) or $21.58/hour (GS-9). This position may be filled at either the GS-7 or GS-9 level, depending on experience. It may also be filled through the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP), at the GS-3 ($11.34) to GS-5 ($14.24) level. Deadline: Applications must be received by April 11, 2008. The position is expected to run approximately May through September. Duties will include working as part of a botany crew conducting inventories for Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Plant (TES) species; conducting floristic surveys on Forest projects, and providing TES input to projects; maintaining detailed forms and reports; use of GPS, GIS and other database programs. Qualifications: For the GS-7 level, one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-6 in a related field, OR 1 year of graduate level education related to the field of biological sciences, OR a combination of experience and education. For the GS-9 level, one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 in a related field, OR 2 years of graduate education leading to a master’s or equivalent graduate degree, in a field of biological sciences or related field, OR a combination of experience and education. Must have the ability to identify vascular plants, and the ability and interest to work outdoors all summer. For STEP positions, applicants must be currently enrolled students with a minimum 2.0 GPA. They need to have completed coursework in Plant Taxonomy and/or Field Botany. To apply for this position, go to USAJobs. Search for the following job announcements: DE-OCR-0404-7-PLNT (GS-7 Biological Science Technician, Plants), DE-OCR-0430-9-BOT (GS-9 Botanist). You can also access these jobs announcements directly, through the AVUE Digital website. Student Applicants: Please contact Allison Sanger by phone at (530) 252-6475. Mail a cover letter, resume, and current college transcript to: Allison Sanger – Forest Botanist, Lassen National Forest, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130. Contact for Questions and More Information: Allison Sanger, (530) 252-6662, email@example.com. Posted: 3/14/08.
USDA Forest Service: Field botanist/biological technician (2 positions). Grade: 4 (approximately $12/hr); temporary. Time period: early June 2008 – early August or late September. Duty station: Northern Research Station, Morgantown, WV. The selected persons will gather understory data on herbs, shrubs, vines, and trees in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, the Wayne National Forest in Ohio, the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania, the Moshannon State Forest near Dubois, Pennsylvania, and in the West Virginia University Forest in Coopers Rock State Forest near Morgantown, WV. Botanical and taxonomic skills and knowledge of eastern hardwood flora are desirable but not required. A strong interest in plants and ability to learn over 500 species (including invasive exotics, sedges and grasses) are required. The selected persons will measure cover, frequency, and density of understory vegetation using different sampling methods and collect soil samples. Good orienteering skills are desired. Those selected may also mount herbarium specimens, help with a pollination study, help with a greenhouse/growth chamber competition study, and enter data. The selected persons must be willing to relocate to Morgantown, WV; (we can provide some help in locating temporary, cheap housing). They must also be a licensed driver, willing to travel extensively (in provided government vehicles), and able to drive 4WD vehicles. Willingness to work in rough terrain among hungry insects and arachnids and the occasional poisonous snake or black bear as well as in all kinds of weather is required. Hiking boots, hat, field clothes, and water bottles are required but other field and safety equipment will be provided. The person should also work well independently as well as with others. Application Procedure: If you are a student and will be a student next year, please provide a CV/resume, letter from your college/university confirming your student status, and copies of your transcripts to: Dr. Cynthia Huebner, Research Botanist/Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 180 Canfield St., Morgantown, WV 26505. You may also send the requested information electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not a student or will be graduating before Fall 2008, please submit your profile in the AVUE system and apply for announcement/position number: A9039 (Biological Science Technician (Plants), GS-0404-04. Please call (304-285-1582) or e-mail Dr. Huebner if you have questions. Application deadline is April 2, 2008. Posted: 2/7/08.
USDA Forest Service: Rocky Mountain Research Station, SageSTEP Treatment Evaluation Project. 6 summer research positions to work in the High Calcareous and High Central Provinces of the Great Basin in the state of Nevada. •Research assistants for field and lab work with the pinyon-juniper woodland network experiment of the SageSTEP Treatment Evaluation Project. •Work includes sampling vegetation and soils in central and eastern Nevada sagebrush steppe, laboratory processing of the collected materials, and data entry. You may be eligible for academic credit—talk to your advisor. •Hours: Full time (40 hrs/wk) from early/mid May until classes resume at the end of August. Some part time before and after this period is possible. •Pay: $11.34 - $14.24/hr depending on education and experience. •Housing supplied by the Ely Ranger District (rent approximately $6/day). Qualifications: •Interest in working with plants required, knowledge of native Nevada and/or Great Basin plant species desirable. •Familiarity with field plant and soil data collection techniques and lab processing techniques. •Computer skills, especially MS Excel. •Good physical condition, including ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions. This will include hiking long distances at high elevations in rough terrain carrying research equipment and samples. •Availability for extended field work, up to 8 days (usually Monday-Monday) with 6 days off (usually Tuesday-Sunday). •Good driving record. Experience with 4WD vehicles is desirable. •Send Cover letter, Resume, Contact information for three references and transcripts (Unofficial-OK) to: Travis Miller, Site Manager (email@example.com), USDA Forest Service, RMRS, 825 Ave. E, Ely, NV 89301. 775.289.5123. Posted: 1/16/08.
USDA Forest Service: The Rocky Mountains Research Station's Forestry Laboratory, Reno (Great Basin Ecology Lab) will be hiring 2-5 summer research assistants to help with several plant ecology projects. The projects include research in plant invasion in the great Basin (Cheatgrass), fire, soils, plant competition, hydrology and riparian ecology. • Research assistants for field and lab work with the riparian plant ecology, Pinyon-juniper ecology, invasive species, and fire history studies of the Great Basin Ecosystem Management Project. • Work includes sampling vegetation and soils in central Nevada watersheds laboratory processing of the collected materials, and data entry. You may be eligible for academic credit—talk to your adviser. • Hours: Full time (40 hrs/wk) from mid/late May until classes resume at the end of August. Some part time before and after this period is possible. • Pay: $11.34 -$15.88/hr depending on education and experience. Qualifications: • Interest in working with plants required, knowledge of native Nevada plant species desirable. • Familiarity with field plant and soil data collection techniques and lab processing techniques. • Computer skills, especially MS Excel. • Good physical condition, including ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions. This will include hiking long distances in rough terrain with sampling gear and samples. • Availability for extended field work, up to five days (usually Monday-Friday). • Good driving record. Some experience with 4WD vehicles is desirable. • Send Cover letter, Resume, Contact information for three references and transcripts (Unofficial-OK) to: David Board, Ecologist (firstname.lastname@example.org), USDA Forest Service, RMRS, 920 Valley Rd., Rm. 5, Reno, NV 89512. 775.784.5329. Posted: 1/15/08.
USDA Forest Service: Reply Due: September 22, 2007. The Pacific Southwest Research Station will be filling a full time biological science technician to support research in vegetation dynamics for the Redding Silviculture Laboratory. This is a term position: to be filled for a term of one year, renewable for up to three years. The technician will be a member of a science team conducting silvicultural research in the interior-pine, mixed-conifer, and true fir forests of northern California. The technician is responsible for collecting field data and processing samples needed to complete the research mission of the team. The technician will complete sampling and processing for biomass studies in the interior-pine type as well as providing oversight for vegetation sampling for numerous ongoing long-term ecological research projects. The technician provides support for researchers by completing data processing (data entry and quality control). The technician creates summaries, and conducts preliminary analyses as directed by supervisory researchers. The technician also completes graphical presentations of field and laboratory data as needed for publication and other presentations. The position will be located in Redding, California (Shasta County) at the Redding Silviculture Laboratory and will be advertised (on www.usajobs.gov) at the GS-08 level. For more information or to receive a copy of vacancy announcement, contact: Martin Ritchie, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Redding Silviculture Laboratory, 3644 Avtech Parkway Redding, CA 96002 Phone: 530-226-2551, email: email@example.com. Posted: 9/6/07.
USDA Forest Service: Working in collaboration with Montana State University, the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station laboratory in Bozeman is seeking candidates for a research assistant in wildlife ecology. Position is guaranteed for one year with the potential for up to 3 additional years depending on funding. Job description: Develop monitoring protocol for the presence/absence of focal woodpecker species in Idaho, assist with research designed to evaluate the effectiveness of forest treatments in reducing fuels, and evaluate effects of potential fuels reduction treatments on habitat and populations of focal woodpecker species. Data management, data analysis, and report writing are required. Opportunities to publish papers in peer-reviewed literature. Flexible work schedule. Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in wildlife, ecology, biology, zoology, or in statistics with an emphasis on animal population biology, or closely allied field AND one year of professional experience designing and conducting wildlife, habitat, or vegetation-related research studies, in addition to two articles published or in press in the refereed literature (including one article as senior author). Working knowledge of analysis methods that incorporate detection probability (such as MARK release recapture, Program Distance, Program Presence etc.). Experience with training field crews to collect data according to established protocols. Desirable Qualifications: A Doctorate of wildlife, or ecology. Ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing) with university personnel and agency employees. Ability to conduct basic GIS analyses using ArcInfo or be conversant in GIS capabilities, and have a desire to publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Proficiency in statistical analyses programs SAS and R. Experience working in remote and/or physically challenging field settings. Please submit a resume, list of three contacts, copies of two publications (mss. in press are acceptable) and letter of interest that includes a statement on how you meet the required and desired qualifications by Oct 5th 2007 to: Robin Russell, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Street Address: Rocky Mountain Research Station, MSU Campus, 1648 S. 7th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59717-2780. Ideal starting date: early to mid January. Posted: 8/30/07, revised: 9/19/07.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Mesocosm Operations Specialist: We seek a qualified technician/environmental scientist to calibrate and oversee the running of all micrometeorological and facilities equipment associated with the US EPA Western Ecology Division’s Terrestrial Ecophysiology Research Area. The position will be funded by Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Associates, a nonprofit organization that will be leasing the terracosm facility to perform a five-year asymmetric warming grassland experiment. Persons with experience collecting micrometeorological data, working with Campbell Scientific sensors and Cr10 data loggers, LiCor IRGAs, Rockwell IPC data acquisition systems, database programs and computer programming are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to work with multiple micrometeorological equipment and computer programs to control chamber or mesocosm conditions as well as experience supervising/overseeing project personnel. Salary will be $32-38k commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and the names and contact information of three references that can be contacted for letters of recommendation. Email email@example.com for a full position description and email (as above) or send application materials to: Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Associates, c/o US EPA Western Ecology Division, 200 SW 35th St, Corvallis, Oregon 97333. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 6/27/08.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: The Gulf Ecology Division (Gulf Breeze, FL), National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), Office of Research and Development (ORD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking students or recent graduates with a B.S. or equivalent degree in biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, marine biology, zoology or related field to provide services under contractual agreement. The majority of work will be devoted to one of the following projects: 1 -providing technical support for oceanographic research examine the factors controlling the onset and maintenance of bottom-water low oxygen conditions on the Louisiana Continental Shelf; 2 - providing technical support for research projects characterize the effects of environmental stressors on reef-building corals and their dinoflagellate symbionts; 3 -providing technical support for research involving estimation of population-level responses of estuarine fishes in experiments that incorporate stochasticity and density-dependence variables throughout the fish’s life cycle; or 4 - providing technical support for research involving development of a geographic inventory of landscapes and their functional aspects utilizing data from scientific literature review and synthesis, acquisition of geospatial and biological data from distributed databases, data management, and data analysis. Please see http://www.epa.gov/oamrtpnc/q0700225/ for details regarding the position. Deadline: 8/24/07. Posted: 8/13/07.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Biological Science Technician - Fisheries, Annapolis, MD. 7 Vacancies. Position Duration: April - June, 2008. Responsibilities: This position provides technical assistance to staff biologists with collecting American shad eggs during the spring spawning run on the Potomac River and conducting fish survey work in the Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries. Field work may include gillnetting adult American shad, seining and electrofishing for snakehead fish, and radio tracking sturgeon. No housing is provided with this position, frequent night and evening work may be required Qualifications: see job posting on www.usajobs.opm.gov Salary: $13.60/hr (GS-04). Closing Date: 2/22/08. Qualifications and to apply: USAJOBS, job announcement number: PHJL-08-171816. Need more information? Contact: Sheila_Eyler@fws.gov (I can not accept applications). Posted: 2/13/08.
US Geological Survey: Looking to be part of a research team working in the Chesapeake Bay, Everglades and sites across the Southeast? Looking for a fast-paced work environment with the opportunity to grow? Looking to hone your laboratory skills? The Wetland Ecosystem Biogeochemistry Lab of the US Geological Survey (Dr. Greg Noe, Reston, VA) is hiring a full-time, non-permanent technician to be part of our team. We research the hydrologic, geomorphic, and biotic controls on wetland nutrient biogeochemistry in wetlands and their coupled fluvial ecosystems in order to better protect and restore the nation’s water resources. Job duties are centered on the chemical analysis of P, N, C, and other elements in water, sediment, soil, and plant samples. Additional duties include field work for collection of samples and measurement of ecological and hydrologic data, sample processing, lab management, database management, QA/QC, and report preparation. The position is based in Reston, Virginia with extensive collaborations with ecologists, hydrologists, geomorphologists, and geochemists within the USGS and with partner organizations. Applicants must demonstrate desire and capability to be an independent member of a team in charge of the laboratory component of our work, including operating autoanalyzers and elemental analyzers. Please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of two references to Dr. Greg Noe (firstname.lastname@example.org); preferred applicants should be available to begin work by August. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits and paid vacation. Posted: 6/23/08.
US Geological Survey: Jud Harvey and Greg Noe are hiring up to two full-time, non-permanent technicians to work on our research projects in the National Research Program of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. Our research has the goal of improving scientific understanding of water quality in streams, wetlands and floodplains as affected by hydrological transport processes in flowing surface water and ground water, biogeochemical reactions, and plant and microbial ecology. The jobs are based in Reston, Virginia, with field work in several areas of the U.S., including the Florida Everglades, the Lake Pontchartrain basin in Louisiana, Maple Creek basin in Nebraska, and a variety of sites within the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Virginia and Maryland. Scientific knowledge gained from field sampling, chemical and physical analyses, and statistical and modeling analyses are considered essential to successful restoration of these aquatic ecosystems. Primary duties involve a spectrum of tasks encompassing field data collection, laboratory analysis of the chemical composition of natural waters and sediments, database tasks such as entering, transferring, and checking, summarizing, and preparing of data for quantitative analysis, analyzing and interpreting data using a variety of statistical and mathematical models, preparing publication-quality graphics and tables, preparing presentation materials for international scientific meetings, and drafting text for reports and publications in scientific journals. One technician will focus on chemical analyses including use of a segmented flow autoanalyzer, CHN elemental analyzer, ion chromatograph, and ICP-OES. The other technician will focus on automating the collection of data from hydrological field instrumentation and analyzing large data sets using a variety of software and modeling tools. Appropriate training is necessary and prior experience is highly desirable. Successful applicants will be hired as non-permanent USGS Research Associates through a contracting agency (such as ETI Professionals Inc.). Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include health, vacation, and sick leave benefits. Applicants must be recent graduates. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and names of two references to Greg Noe (email@example.com) and Jud Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin on March 23rd 2008. Posted: 3/3/08.
USGS Snake River Field Station: We are seeking 1 or 2 highly motivated ornithologists to participate in a large-scale experimental study that investigates how avian communities respond to juniper-pinyon pine invasions. Primary study sites are replicated in isolated but scenic areas of Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. (Additional avian census sampling occurs in northeastern CA and eastern Oregon). Focal species include gray flycatcher, dusky flycatcher, sage thrasher, sage sparrow, vesper sparrow, brewer’s sparrow, black-throated sparrow, and green-tailed towhee. Sampling protocol consists of point counts, territory mapping, behavioral observation, nest searching, target-netting and color-banding, and also vegetation sampling. Preference will be given to energetic, detail-oriented candidates with experience in songbird point-count surveys, nest-searching, territory mapping and mist-netting. GIS experience is also desirable for navigation and site selection purposes. This is a physically demanding job, involving hiking and camping in rugged terrain for 8 to 10 days and long extended hours during some periods of this research. Remote field conditions include exposure to wind, dust, heat, cold, and intense sun at elevations exceeding 5,000 feet. The positions are full-time, temporary employment, at the following stations: 1) 30 miles south of Tooele, Utah, 2) 35 miles southwest of Eureka, Nevada, 3) 60 miles south of Marsing, Idaho. We are seeking one crew leader for the Utah location at the GG-7 level ($17.13/hour plus $18 field per diem) starting March 31 to approximately September 1, 2008, and one GG-6 field technician ($15.42/hour plus $18 field per diem) starting March 31 to approximately September 1, 2008. For the GG-7 position, applicants need 2 years and 9 months of field experience, or five years of sub-professional work experience, or five years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (with 18 hours of graduate level coursework). In addition, incumbent must be experienced in bird banding, at least 3 months, and surveying songbirds, at least 3 months. For the GG-6 position, applicants need 1 year and 9 months of field experience or 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled, plus 3 months of field work experience. In addition, incumbents must be experienced in surveying songbirds, at least 3 months. Only U.S. citizens are considered. For inquiries related to the positions, please contact Kevin Glueckert (208-559-1685; email: email@example.com) or Matthias Leu (208-426-2598). To apply, please send: 1) cover letter indicating position, grade (GG-6 or GG-7), and location applying for; 2) resume including professional experience (PLEASE indicate starting and ending dates with hours per week worked for each position), 3) three references, and 4) copies of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Application can be send via mail to Rhonda Dart (phone 208-426-5207), USGS, Snake River Field Station, 970 Lusk St., Boise ID 83706, or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by February 29, 2007. Posted: 2/18/08.
USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station: Lead Biological Science Technician, GG-7 ($19.02/hour), Will work out of San Diego, CA. Position will start in late April/early May and will last 2 months, maybe up to 4 months. Want people with an experience in plant taxonomy and field work, plus an interest in plant ecology and who want to work outdoors. Previous field crew lead experience desirable. Application deadline: April 11, 2008. Duties: Evaluate post-fire recovery of chaparral shrublands. Collect field botany data including navigating to sites, laying out plots, and identifying plants to species using keys. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research and sampling, as well as keying and identification of plants. For more information, call Anne at (559) 565-3172 or e:mail at email@example.com. To apply, fax cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial okay) to Peggy Hamilton at (916) 278-9474 by the closing date. Please list the announcement number on the application: WERC-38-08-03. Also e:mail your application materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/3/08.
USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station: summer Biological Science Technicians (Botany). Pay: GG-5 ($14.24/hour). Location: Three Rivers, CA. Application closing date: Feb 22, 2008. Examples of Duties: · Measure forest demographics, including measuring trees and seedlings and determining cause of death. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research, identifying Sierra Nevada trees, and forest pathology. OR · Evaluate how post-fire restoration practices affect early successional processes and measure ecological differences of prescribed vs. wild fire. Collect field botany and fuel data including identifying plants to species using keys. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research and sampling, as well as keying and identification of plants. Many positions will be filled. Positions start in early to mid-May and will last 4 to 8 months. Want people with an interest in forest ecology and who want to work outdoors. For more information, call Anne Pfaff at (559) 565-3172 or e:mail at email@example.com. To apply, mail or fax resume and transcripts to: Peggy Hamilton, USGS/BRD, 3020 Modoc Hall Room 3006, Sacramento, CA 95819, FAX (916) 278-9474. Please list the WERC announcement number (WERC-39-08-01) on your application. Even if you applied for these jobs on-line, please apply here also. Posted: 2/4/08.
USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station: summer Biological Science Technicians (Botany). Pay: GS-5 ($14.24/hour). Location: Three Rivers, CA. Application opening/closing dates: Jan 22 – Feb 12, 2008. Examples of Duties: · Measure forest demographics, including measuring trees and seedlings and determining cause of death. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research, identifying Sierra Nevada trees, and forest pathology. OR · Evaluate how post-fire restoration practices affect early successional processes and measure ecological differences of prescribed vs. wild fire. Collect field botany and fuel data including identifying plants to species using keys. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research and sampling, as well as keying and identification of plants. Many positions will be filled. Positions start in early to mid-May and will last 4 – 8 months. Want people with an interest in forest ecology and who want to work outdoors. Some positions require an interest in plant ecology, strong plant taxonomy skills, and extensive camping. For more information, call Anne at (559) 565-3172 or e:mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, go to http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/ and look for jobs in Tulare County, CA; announcement #WR-2008-0195 and/or WR-2008-0197. (Note: we have 2 GS-5 announcements open. If you want to be considered for both positions, you must apply separately to each announcement.) Posted: 1/22/08.
US Geological Survey: Canyonlands Research Station Moab, UT, seek to fill a great position for a technologically-inclined biologist (or a biologically-inclined technologist). We are seeking someone who is very computer-savvy, who would spend about 25% of their time providing local IT assistance for our field station. The remaining 75% of time would be spent assisting with construction, operation and maintanence of field and lab ecophys, hydrological and micrometeorological instrumentation. A knowledge of the principles of plant, canopy, and/or soil gas exchange would be extremely helpful. The position would be a full-time, term GS-7 or 9 (depending on IT skills), which respectively starts at $35750 or $43730 per year and salary increases of $1100 or $1400 per year, plus full (and generous) benefits. U.S. Citizens only. To apply, please see the OARS (Online Automated Recruitment System), Announcement Number: WR-2008-0161. The open Period is 12/26/07 through 1/11/2008 (but may be extended if necessary). If you have any questions about the position, please contact Sue Phillips at email@example.com or 435-719-2337. Posted: 1/3/08.
US Geological Survey: Biological Science Technician (Wildlife Crew Leader). Full-Time. April 2008 thru August 2008. Salary: $16.83/hour + stipend. Open period: 10/18/2007 until filled. Duty location: Carrizo Plain, CA. and Spring Mountains, Nevada. Key Requirements: U.S. Citizenship. A valid state driver's license. Must be able to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle. Major Duties: During April and May employee will be stationed at the Carrizo Plain National Monument, located about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Responsibilities include assisting the research biologists in the trapping, collaring, and relocating pronghorn antelope fawns. Further duties include vegetation sampling, logistical planning, and data entry. During June thru August, the employee will be located primarily at the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area located in southern Nevada, approximately 30 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The employee serves as the field crew leader, supervises up to 5 persons in the field, provides logistical planning and support, contributes to planning and implementation of the scientific protocols, and performs a variety of duties and assignments in support of the research biologist. Duties include specific sampling procedures (small mammal live-trapping, ear tagging, track-plates, and vegetation measurement techniques), using global positioning equipment, hiking over difficult terrain within a conifer forest, camping for extended periods of time in relatively remote locations, and providing accurate and complete data under sometimes difficult weather conditions. Qualifications: You should have at least 1 year of specialized experience that provided knowledge of wildlife techniques applicable to this position; knowledge of wildlife genera found in designated survey areas; ability in identifying and/or measuring plants and animals in their habitat; and skill in the operation of motorized vehicles. This could have been obtained in the private or public sectors. You should have successfully completed or in the process of completing a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in areas such as ecology, biology, forestry, entomology, or botany, OR you have an equivalent combination of education and experience described above. Additional Requirements: Housing will be provided on the Carrizo Plain only during April and May. From June thru August, employees will need to provide their own housing, hiking and camping gear, and food. There will be a total of 6 persons working from June thru August so it should be possible to coordinate housing to lower costs. USGS will provide transportation to/from the study site. Current First Aid/CPR training is beneficial. Employees must be highly independent and very dependable. There will be relatively few days off during the project duration. Please e-mail resume to: Chris Lowrey (702) 564-4537, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/23/07.
US Geological Survey: Seeking a Forest Wildlife Technician to work in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley for a 3 month position. Technician will conduct forest surveys within bottomland hardwood forest stands that have been subjected to wildlife forestry silviculture to assess (1) tree regeneration, (2) forest canopy composition, (3) density of snags and cavities, (4) volume of coarse woody debris, and (5) obtain and evaluate tree-core samples. Closing date is 21 September 2007. Salary $12.90/hr + benefit allowance. Contact: Dan Twedt (email@example.com, 601-629-6605). Posted: 9/12/07.
US Geological Survey: Biodiversity Information Specialist. Energetic self starter sought for work on biodiversity informatics initiatives to continue building the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network and the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), with special emphasis on the development of the IABIN Invasive Species Network (I3N). This position will be part of a team that is building biological-informatics (biodiversity and ecosystem) partnerships within the information profession. Minimum requirements: - Fluency in Spanish and English with strong writing and translation skills in both languages - Biodiversity / Biology / Ecology / Conservation Biology background; experience with invasive species a plus - Experience in project management - Experience in partnership development Desired skill sets: - Self motivation - Strong organizational talent - Excellent analytical and communication skills (oral and written) - Ability to conduct yourself professionally and diplomatically - Ability to work as part of, as well as lead, a team The position is a great opportunity for exposure to national and international policy and technology issues, as well as exposure to federal agency programs. Position responsibilities and duties will focus on a number of areas with likely expansion and branching into unanticipated topics over time: Coordination of projects, tracking of work plan, and communication POC for the IABIN Invasives Information Network-I3N Coordination of international technical working group and facilitating group meetings. Building partnership relationships with other organizations (governmental, non-profit, conservation, academic, community groups, etc.); for example, to standardize and provide information content on invasive species national plans, priorities, spatial and temporal information. Location: Washington D.C./Reston VA. Contact: Send cover letter, resume, phone number, and e-mail address of 3 professional references (to attest to your latest 3 years of professional experience) to: Annie Simpson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses only; to be considered, email's subject heading must be: Biodiversity Information Specialist. Posted: 8/28/07.
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: We have an exciting term job opportunity for an Interdisciplinary Ecologist, Geographer, or Physical Scientist. The incumbent will be a member of a team at NPWRC studying least tern and piping plover ecology on the Upper Missouri River. The incumbent's primary responsibility will be the inventory and mapping of riverine and riparian habitats on the Upper Missouri River from analysis of QuickBird satellite imagery. The imagery will be analyzed using object-based image segmentation and classification procedures in eCognition software. Objectives of the analysis are to inventory and map riverine and riparian habitats with an emphasis on the characterization of emergent sandbar nesting and foraging habitats for the birds. The work will involve processing and analysis of raster, vector, and tabular databases using image processing, geographic information system, and statistical software packages. Information about application procedures and closing dates for the job announcement can be found at Ecologist, GS-0408-09. For more information, contact: Larry_Strong@usgs.gov. Closes: 10/15/07. Posted: 10/8/07.
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: The USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Northeast program will be hiring 2 field technicians in 2008. One technician is needed beginning in the spring (05 May) with the term extending through July. One technician will be hired for the summer only (early June through July 2008). There is a possibility of extension through September. Technicians will conduct amphibian surveys at National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges in Maryland, Virginia and DC. Field work involves identifying, catching, measuring, and marking amphibians, and collecting water quality and environmental data. The student will be required to conduct field surveys using techniques including visual encounter surveys, dip netting, stream transect searches and temporary removal sampling. Data entry into the National ARMI Database is a required part of the position. All fieldwork will be conducted as part of teams of 2-3 people, so a demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with a group is imperative. The position requires completion of academic coursework related to wildlife biology. Previous field experience with amphibians common in the Northeast US is highly recommended. The position requires the use of GPS units, digital cameras, and computer software for data entry and presentation (e.g. MS Excel, Access). Students may also be asked to mark amphibians with injectable florescent elastomer. Most of the work is outdoors, sometimes under harsh or hot conditions or in rain. The student needs to be in good physical condition, as the job requires long hours in the field and hiking with up to 25 pounds of equipment. The student must be willing to go on overnight field trips to Shenandoah National Park, VA, which will typically last 4-6 days at a time. Accommodations for the field work in Shenandoah National Park will be provided. Students must be able to work at least 40 hours per week. Students are responsible for all costs of transportation to and from Patuxent. Government vehicles are available for all field work initiated from Patuxent. Housing costs are not included, but some housing may be available on center. Every attempt will be made to assist students in finding affordable housing in the area. Compensation is commensurate with the level of education and experience (approximate wages are: $12-14/hour for two or more years of college, $15-16/hour for completion of BA/BS degree or higher). Principal Duty Station: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 12100 Beech Forest Road Laurel, MD 20708-4038. To apply, send the following to Sandra Mattfeldt at the above address or via email (email@example.com) by Feb 22, 2008 (for spring-summer technician) or March 14, 2008 (for summer only technician): 1) Letter of intent 2) Resume, including previous field experience, list of classes taken, contact information, and two or three reference contacts 3) One piece of evidence of current or recent (within past 12 months) enrollment in degree program (e.g., transcript, letter from University admissions, a current registration card). Posted: 1/18/08.
USGS Snake River Field Station: GG-404-6 Field Technician. Salary: $15.42 per hour. Vacancy # SRFS-07-010. Duration of job: August 15, 2007 through approx. Nov. 15, 2007. Type of appointment: Temporary - Fulltime, with possible periods of PT or Intermittent work. Duty Station: Boise, Idaho Duties: We are seeking highly motivated individuals to participate in a telemetry study of sage sparrow movements and habitat use during fall migration. The project will begin in isolated but scenic areas of central Oregon and move south through Nevada towards California, New Mexico, and Arizona as fall migration proceeds. Field work will include, but is not limited to, capturing and mounting radio transmitters on live sage sparrows, telemetry using directional antennas, and various vegetation sampling techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in radio telemetry (at least 3 months), familiarity with the vegetation of western shrublands, previous work experience in remote locations that require off-road driving, and the ability to use GPS/GIS for navigation purposes. This is a physically demanding job, involving hiking, driving, and camping in rugged terrain for up to 8-10 days (with 2 days off per 5 days worked). Additionally, this study will require irregular hours in extreme weather conditions. Ideal candidates will be patient, good humored, and flexible in the face of the challenges inherent in tracking small birds in a big desert across large distances on potentially unknown pathways. Technicians will be provided an $18/day per diem while in travel status. You must have 1 year and 9 months of field experience OR 4 years sub-professional work OR 4 years of college with courses related to the field of work plus 3 months of field or lab experience to qualify for this position. The job is posted at http://cl.idaho.gov/portal/ as position ID1279911. To apply, please send a CV and copies of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) OR Federal Application Form OF-612 to: Rhonda Dart, USGS Snake River Field Station, 970 Lusk St., Boise, ID 83706. PH: 208-426-5207 FAX: 208-426-5210. Please refer to position ID1279911, include dates of employment and hours/week worked in your resume, and (if claiming veteran's preference) submit a copy of your DD-214. For more more information please contact: Kurt Fesenmyer (208-426-5212). Posted: 7/23/07.
USGS Utah: We are seeking 8 highly motivated ornithologists to participate in a large-scale experimental study that investigates how avian communities respond to juniper-pinyon pine invasions. Primary study sites are replicated in isolated but scenic areas of Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. (Additional avian census sampling occurs in northeastern CA and eastern Oregon). Focal species include gray flycatcher, dusky flycatcher, sage thrasher, sage sparrow, vesper sparrow, brewer’s sparrow, black-throated sparrow, and green-tailed towhee. Sampling protocol consists of point counts, territory mapping, behavioral observation, nest searching, target-netting and color-banding, and also vegetation sampling. Preference will be given to energetic, detail-oriented candidates with experience in songbird point-count surveys, nest-searching, territory mapping and mist-netting. GIS experience is also desirable for navigation and site selection purposes. This is a physically demanding job, involving hiking and camping in rugged terrain for 8 to 10 days and long extended hours during some periods of this research. Remote field conditions include exposure to wind, dust, heat, cold, and intense sun at elevations exceeding 5,000 feet. The 8 positions are full-time, temporary employment, at the following stations: 1) 30 miles south of Tooele, Utah, 2) 35 miles southwest of Eureka, Nevada, 3) 60 miles south of Marsing, Idaho. We are seeking one crew leader at the GG-7 level ($17.13/hour plus $18 field per diem) starting April 2 to approximately September 1, 2008, and seven GG-6 field technicians ($15.42/hour plus $18 field per diem) starting April 2 -15 to approximately September 1, 2008. For the GG-7 position, applicants need 2 years and 9 months of field experience, or five years of sub-professional work experience, or five years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (with 18 hours of graduate level coursework). In addition, incumbent must be experienced in bird banding, at least 3 months, and surveying songbirds, at least 3 months. For the GG-6 position, applicants need 1 year and 9 months of field experience or 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled, plus 3 months of songbird survey experience. For inquiries related to the positions, please contact Kevin Glueckert (208-559-1685; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matthias Leu (208-426-2598). To apply, please send: 1) cover letter indicating position, grade (GG-6 or GG-7), and location applying for; 2) resume including professional experience (PLEASE indicate starting and ending dates with hours per week worked for each position), 3) three references, and 4) copies of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Application can be send via mail to Rhonda Dart (phone 208-426-5207), USGS, Snake River Field Station, 970 Lusk St., Boise ID 83706, or via email to: email@example.com. Applications must be received by December 17. Posted: 11/16/07.
University of Alaska Fairbanks: Permanent Research Technician 2 Position in Peatland and Permafrost, Institute of Arctic Biology, to be responsible for the collection and maintenance of environmental data associated with (1) the Alaska Peatland Experiment located near the Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. Duties include: (1) the operation and maintenance of data acquisition systems (primarily data loggers) at monitoring sites associated with the Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest near Fairbanks, Alaska; (2) operation and maintenance of a water table manipulation system; and (3) assistance in conducting hydrological and biogeochemical research, including data acquisition and analysis. The technician needs skills in (1) collecting data, (2) working outside in all types of weather conditions (including winter), (3) maintaining accurate records, and (4) entering data into a spreadsheet. Preferred skills include the operation, programming, and repair of environmental data acquisition systems. At least one year of college coursework or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required of applicants for this position. A BA or BS degree in science or engineering major with a hydrological emphasis and previous experience is preferred. Salary starts at $16.14 per hour with a higher wage possible depending on experience. Apply by going to http://www.uakjobs.com and entering posting number 00555508. Review of applications may begin on 25 June 2008. More information: contact Dr. A. David McGuire, 907-474-6242, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/20/08.
University of Arizona: Applications are invited for a full-time Senior Research Specialist position in Dave Breshears’ group in the School of Natural Resources (annual salary range $39-44k DOE; hard money position). The successful candidate will interact with collaborators in ecosystems ecology, hydrology, physiological ecology, soil science, landscape ecology, remote sensing and ecosystem modeling, including University of Arizona activities related to national environmental research networks and experimental facilities. Research emphasizes interrelationships between ecology and hydrology in dryland ecosystems, interactions between woody and herbaceous plants, carbon and water fluxes, wind vs. water erosion and new technology for measuring soil carbon (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy). Research in progress or planned for the near future will include studies of tree mortality in the field and in an experimental facility and field and lab studies relating soil erosion to decomposition rates in drylands. Regular multi-day field trips to research sites off campus and out of state for data and sample collection are required. Must be physically fit and capable of working outdoors under rigorous climatic conditions at remote sites. Supervision and coordination of activities of undergraduate student workers, technicians and graduate students in the processing of plant, soil, and water samples for physical and chemical analysis are an important component of the position. Statistical analysis, management of databases and the preparation of manuscripts will also be important responsibilities. The position can be tailored to the expertise/interests of the selected applicant. Candidate is expected to actively participate in the writing of manuscripts and grant proposals. Minimum Qualifications: MS in botany, plant ecophysiology, plant ecology, or related field of environmental science and 3 years of research experience; or Bachelor’s degree related to environmental science and 4 years of research experience. Starting Date: 10 September 2008 (or as soon thereafter as possible) Application Procedure: Applications for this position (Job No.40904) must be made on-line. Questions? Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review date: 6/18/08. Posted: 5/30/08.
University of Arizona: The School of Natural Resources is looking for a Senior Research Specialist to assist Director Lisa Graumlich in research that seeks to produce integrated assessments of vulnerability and adaptation of ecosystems and natural resources to climate change. This individual will be responsible for playing a lead role in developing and implementing research projects focused on western North America (including Mexico), and for building key collaborations with multiple partners - including federal/state scientists and NGOs (non-government organizations). This person will also oversee and coordinate lab operations along with developing strategies and products that communicate the results of the research in a range of formats from peer-reviewed journal articles to public talks. Some fieldwork required, necessitating a valid drivers license and access to reliable transportation. See the full position listing for specifics on duties and qualifications. The position is available immediately and applications will be reviewed starting January 31, 2008. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Compensation $39k+ based on level of experience, includes benefits. To apply, go to http://www.uacareertrack.com, job number 40041. Contact Professor Lisa Graumlich at email@example.com for more information. Posted: 1/22/08.
University of Arizona: Senior Research Specialist. Salary: $39,160 - $43,680 (DOE). Start Date: February 15, 2008. We are reposting a position for a highly motivated and energetic individual to play a critical role in development an innovative ecological monitoring program for Pima County, Arizona. The monitoring program will cover a wide range of resources as part of a comprehensive Multiple Species Conservation Plan for the county. This is a full time, benefited position with the University of Arizona and will be under the direct supervision of Pima County and University of Arizona staff. The position will be for approximately 15 months with the possibility for additional work. The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of functions including development of conceptual models, synthesis of scientific information from a wide range of natural-resource disciplines (e.g., land use, water resources, vegetation, and vertebrates), report writing, and data analysis. Candidate will interact with cooperators from within and outside the University of Arizona and Pima County and be expected to contribute original ideas and methods to that larger group. Candidate will supervise student workers and other university staff. Minimum qualifications: - Masters degree in Biological or Physical Sciences AND three years of related experience; OR, - Bachelors degree in Biological or Physical Sciences AND four years of related experience; OR, - Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by the University of Arizona. Preferred: - Broad knowledge of structure and function of southwest ecosystems - Experience with ecological monitoring, methods, and design concepts -Broad understanding of statistical principles - Proven ability to work as a team member; supervisory experience a plus - Excellent communication and organizational skills - Established record of excellence in scientific writing. The official job posting can be found at: www.uacareertrack.com. Click on "Search Positions" on the left side of the page, then type in "39106" for the position number. Please contact Brian Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about this position. Do not include application materials in your inquiry and indicate "UA Position" in the subject line. Application review will begin on January 18. Posted: 9/21/07, revised: 1/4/08.
University of Arizona: Applications are invited for a full-time Senior Research Specialist position in Steve Archer’s lab in the School of Natural Resources (annual salary range $39,173 – $45,686; hard money position). The successful candidate will interact with collaborators in ecosystem science, physiological ecology, soil science, landscape ecology, remote sensing and ecosystem modeling. Research emphasizes grass-woody plant interactions in the context of patch dynamics, climate change and land use in dryland ecosystems. Ongoing studies are focused on understanding factors controlling the relative abundance of woody and herbaceous life forms in drylands and ecosystem responses to changes in grass-shrub abundance (e.g., primary production, root biomass and turnover, litter decomposition, soil nutrient pools and fluxes, plant gas exchange, plant and soil water relations, and population biology). Supervision and coordination of activities of undergraduate student workers, technicians and graduate students in the collection and processing of plant, soil, and water samples for physical and chemical analysis are an important component of the position. Management and analysis of extensive databases are also important responsibilities. The position can be tailored to the expertise/interests of the selected applicant. Candidate is expected to actively participate in the development of manuscripts and grant proposals. For more details on activities, responsibilities, and application instructions, see http://ag.arizona.edu/research/archer/ Minimum Qualifications: MS in botany, plant ecophysiology, ecosystem science, plant ecology, soil science or related field; experience with field data collection techniques in plant ecology & soil science. Starting Date: 1 August 2007 (or as soon thereafter as possible). Application Procedure: Applications for this position (Job No. 38278) must be made on-line via the University of Arizona Human Resources web page. Questions? Contact Steve Archer (email@example.com). Posted: 6/18/07.
University of British Columbia: Research Assistant to support various teaching and research activities of the Project Seahorse Director. She/he will collaborate with the Director and other team members to produce scientific papers and reports. The Research Assistant will also establish long-distance links to collegiate and volunteer groups around the world and respond to general research and conservation queries from colleagues, the media, and the public. She/he will assist in organizing special events hosted by Project Seahorse and coordinate the preparation of newsletters and annual reports. We are looking for somebody with a strong work ethic who can function independently, exercise common sense, use discretion, and communicate effectively. Qualifications: - University degree (preferably Masters of Science) in a relative biological science; - Excellent research and organizational skills; - Two years of relevant experience in conservation-related research and management; - Language skills and experience in developing countries is an asset; - Evidence of ability to complete projects; - Robust database management skills; - Excellent computer management and graphic skills; - Familiarity with all elements involved in producing scientific research; - Familiarity with issues in aquatic conservation. Please send a cover letter and your curriculum vitae to Ms. Shannon Charney (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline: Monday, September 3rd, 2007 or until post filled. This full-time position is an initial one year appointment, with strong potential for renewal. Posted: 8/20/07.
University of California, Berkeley: Field research assistants (2) needed for study of acoustic disturbances to bird and carnivore communities in Sierra National Forest, in the central Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Primary responsibilities include establishing study sites, conducting vegetation surveys, installing acoustic monitoring equipment, conducting bird (point count) surveys, and conducting carnivore (track plate) surveys. This project will provide a rich and challenging opportunity to build experience in diverse field techniques, explore the central Sierra Nevada range, and interact with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and environmental professionals. Qualifications: • Good physical condition • Ability to work independently in remote and rugged conditions • Ability to navigate off-trail using GPS or map and compass • Must possess a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record and experience driving a 4WD vehicle • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Ability to maintain complete and accurate datasets • Bachelor or advanced degree in ecology or a related field is preferred • Prior experience identifying western birds by sight and sound is desirable, but not required. The field project will run for approximately 12 weeks (early May – August). Research assistants will be expected to work full-time, but the weekly schedule (i.e., days off) is negotiable. Housing will be provided in a rented cabin or Forest Service property with access to basic facilities, and some camping may be necessary. A field vehicle will be provided, or research assistants may use their own 4WD vehicle and receive compensation for mileage. Salary is negotiable and will depend on qualifications and experience. Please send a cover letter and resume, including the names and contact information of three references, by email to: email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2008, and will continue until both positions are filled. Posted: 3/24/08.
University of California-Berkeley: several summer technician positions available in the Fire Science Lab. Depending on the project, fieldwork will be aimed at sampling fire scars, stand characteristics, and fuels in conifer forests. More information. Closes: 4/1/08. Posted: 3/5/08.
University of California-Berkeley: Three field assistant positions available with the Kremen Lab: 1. Pollination/Restoration Ecology full time temporary field assistant TIME: April 2008 - August 2008. The Kremen Lab is field testing restoration protocols designed to restore floral and nesting resources needed by native bees on farms in Yolo County, CA. Due to the collaborative nature of this project, this position is an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is interested in applied research, habitat restoration, pollinator ecology, and/or botany. Responsibilities will include field monitoring of native bees (including specimen collection and curation), data management, plant care (watering), seed harvesting and counting, GPS data collection, vegetation surveys, plant specimen collection and curation for voucher specimens, and working with citizen scientists to test simplified monitoring protocols. This position may be extended with the possibility of promotion after August. To apply: visit http://jobs.berkeley.edu and enter job number 008046. 2. Pollination Ecology/Agroecology full time temporary field assistant TIME: March 2008 - July 2008. The Kremen Lab will be assessing the costs and benefits to growers of maintaining or establishing semi-natural land in agricultural landscapes. This includes: (1) measuring pollination services provided by restored native bee habitat and (2) assessing natural biological pest control and pollination benefits from established hedgerows. Responsibilities will include plant propagation and care, data management, and seed harvesting and counting. Additional responsibilities will includes field site set up, field monitoring of insects (including specimen collection and curation) and maintaining insect populations in the lab. To apply: visit http://jobs.berkeley.edu and enter job number 008034. 3. Agroecology/Pollination Ecology full time temporary field assistant TIME: April 2008 - August 2008. Project: Assessing costs and benefits to growers of maintaining or establishing semi-natural land in agricultural landscapes including measuring natural biological pest control and pollination benefits from established hedgerows in Yolo County, CA. Responsibilities will include setting up collection sites, field collections of insects and maintaining insect populations in the lab. While training will be provided, the successful candidate will be required to work in the field and lab without direct supervision and on their own some of the time. Previous field work experience required for this position. An undergraduate or masters degree in biology is an asset but not required. For more information or to apply: contact Dr. Lora Morandin at firstname.lastname@example.org This position will soon be posted at http://jobs.berkeley.edu. Posted: 2/29/08.
University of California-Berkeley: Dates: approx. March 15-June 15 2008, with possible extension to the fall. Location: Carrizo Plain National Monument, California (60 miles east of San Luis Obispo). Duties: Two field technicians are needed to conduct a variety of animal surveys as part of a new long-term food web study in the Carrizo National Monument. The Carrizo is the largest remnant of the San Joaquin grassland ecosystem and contains many endangered plants and animals. Technicians will conduct a variety of surveys, including mark-recapture trapping of endangered kangaroo rats and threatened squirrels, point counts for birds, visual line transects for reptiles, pitfall trapping for invertebrates, and spotlight surveys for predators and lagomorphs. Requirements: Field technicians must be pursuing or have a bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences and have previous field experience. PIT tagging and small mammal trapping experience is particularly desired. A strong interest in conservation and/or management and a high level of responsibility, organization, and motivation are desired. Must live and work well with others (3-5 people) in an isolated setting and be positive and flexible. Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to tolerate hot field conditions. Work schedule: Approx. 40 hrs per week, usually 5 days on, 2 days off but could vary through the season. Compensation: $2167/month plus benefits. Housing is provided at an active research facility on the Monument. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 2-3 references to Laura Prugh by February 22, 2008 at email@example.com. Inquiries can also be directed to Laura by email or phone (510-643-3918). Posted: 2/8/08.
University of California-Berkeley: Full-time, seasonal (March-May 2007), paid research assistants needed for research project on the ecology of Lyme disease in Marin County, California. This research program is in the laboratories of Dr. Cheryl Briggs (UCSB) and Wayne Sousa (UCB) and focuses on the relationship between habitat and Lyme disease dynamics. Specifically, we investigate the influence of habitat characteristics on the population ecology of small mammals and lizards and their interactions with the disease vector, the western black-legged tick. Assistants will primarily assist with field research conducted in Marin and Monterey Counties on the ecology of Lyme disease and the impacts of habitat change on disease prevalence and dynamics. Work will include small-mammal trapping, lizard population manipulation and surveys, and tick drag collections. Fieldwork will involve daily trips to field sites in Marin County and will often include early mornings and long days in the field as well. Requirements include a background in biology or related field and prior field ecology experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience trapping mammals and/or handling lizards in the field. Other desirable qualities include attention to detail, organizational skills, and a strong sense of self-motivation. Consideration of applications will begin immediately. To apply, please visit the UC Berkeley job site and search for the job number 7842. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately. Questions about this position can be directed towards Andrea Swei, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/16/08.
University of California-Berkeley: Ecology and Molecular biology of disease. Full time, permanent research associate position open January, 2008, to support Lyme disease ecology project. This research program is in the laboratories of Dr. Cheryl Briggs (UCSB) and Wayne Sousa (UCB) and focuses on the relationship between habitat and and Lyme disease dynamics. Specifically, we investigate the influence of habitat characteristics on the population ecology of small mammals and lizards and their interactions with the disease vector, the western black-legged tick. Position is primarily laboratory-based and will assist with molecular work and processing of field-collected samples. Duties include animal tissue extraction (primarily small mammal and tick samples), real-time PCR, nested PCR, and sequencing. In addition to laboratory duties, the successful applicant will be required to maintain a database of samples both from the field and the laboratory. There may be some opportunities for field work in Marin and Monterey Counties as well. Requirements include a bachelors degree in biology or related field and prior laboratory experience, preferably with PCR and sequencing. Other desirable qualities include attention to detail, organizational skills, strong self-motivation, and the ability to work independently. Consideration of applications will begin immediately. Please submit a letter of interest, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to: Andrea Swei (email@example.com). Posted: 12/19/07.
University of California-Berkeley: Biogeochemistry Technician - Puerto Rico. A full-time field and lab technician position is available in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. This is a one-year, salaried position and will be based in the Caribbean National Rain Forest in Puerto Rico. The technician will be involved in the following projects being conducted in Dr. Whendee Silver’s lab: - A climate manipulation experiment investigating soil moisture controls on trace gas flux from tropical soils. - Research evaluating redox controls on Fe biogeochemistry and soil P availability. Duties - Assist postdoctoral researchers in the field collecting trace gas samples, plant material, and soil samples from field plots. - Maintain field plots and laboratory equipment. - Help postdoctoral researchers process and analyze samples in the laboratory. - Assist postdoctoral researchers with data entry. Qualifications - Applicants should be willing to work in the field, rain or shine, hiking, carrying field equipment and taking measurements. - No previous field experience is necessary, but an interest or background in ecology, chemistry or the physical sciences is desirable. - Valid driver’s license is required. - Knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but not necessary. Desired Start Date: October 15-20, 2007 Interested Applicants should apply through the Berkeley Jobs Site: http://jobs.berkeley.edu (job #7374). Applications should include: -Cover Letter, -CV, -Names and contact Information for three references. Please direct questions to: Dr. Daniel Liptzin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Fax: 510-643-5098. Posted: 10/8/07.
University of California, Davis: Department of Plant Sciences. This Junior Specialist position is focused on researching the ecology of plant-soil interactions and how they are affected by global change. The research includes how plant-soil interactions play a role in the invasion of exotic plant species and the restoration of native species. The research activities include: field work, lab work, greenhouse work and data analysis. The position can start as soon as a qualified candidate is available. Duration of the position is flexible, with an initial term of 3-6 months, which may be extended depending on funding availability. Please send resume to Valerie Eviner at email@example.com. Posted: 4/1/08.
University of California, Irvine: A research assistant position is available in the Suding research group. Projects in the lab are broadly focused on community ecology, with an emphasis on biodiversity, plant invasions, environmental change, and restoration. We work in grassland, coastal sage scrub, oak savanna, and rangeland systems in California, as well as in alpine tundra in Colorado. We are looking for someone with a Bachelors or Masters degree in biology or environmental science. This position requires good communication and problem-solving skills, willingness to work outside in sometimes harsh conditions, and some experience in plant or soil research. Experience in at least one of the following is desirable: rangeland systems, plant identification, plant physiological measurements or soil analyses. Will require some travel to northern California. The position is full time, with good medical and dental benefits, and vacation. Anticipated salary range is $33-36K depending on experience, with a one year commitment. Start date is flexible; late summer would work best but fall is a possibility. Review of candidates will begin July 11, 2008. To apply, email a research statement including a curriculum vitae, relevant course work, and names of two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/30/08.
University of California, Los Angeles: A Laboratory Assistant position is available on a NSF-funded project that investigates temperature-mediated trait variation in host-parasitoid communities. Responsibilities include maintaining live insect cultures, conducting experiments on temperature effects on life history traits and vital rates, microscopic analysis of parasitism, and data entry and analysis. The appointment is for one year initially but can be extended depending on performance. Applicants should have a B.S. degree in Biology, Ecology, Entomology or a related discipline. Those with a M.S. degree in these areas are also encouraged to apply. Prior research experience with insects is required. Salary would be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should apply online and have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Priyanga Amarasekare (e-mail: email@example.com). Posted: 12/20/07.
University of California, Merced: This position will act in support of research in the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at UC Merced in applied climatology and statistical modeling for wildfire, energy and water resource management applications and assist the Principle Investigator with development of software to automate statistical forecasts of wildfire season severity, and then will run these forecasts and make them available on the web periodically through the year. The incumbent will build, manage and update a large fire history data base, which will involve putting existing data into a common database, contacting numerous state and federal land management agencies for data updates and for background information needed for quality assurance and documentation. The Programmer Analyst will be responsible for ongoing quality assurance efforts with this data, and for providing these data and updates to a permanent archive managed at another institution. This latter task will involve coordination with data specialists and web designers at the archive. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have experience and demonstrated expertise in programming and data visualization. Relevant programming experience, in order of preference, includes R, Fortran and/or C. HTML is also desired but is not a substitute for experience in R, Fortran and/or C. Applicant must have experience with or be willing and able to learn the R programming language with minimal direction. A background in statistics, physics, climatology, hydrology, fire ecology or a similar field is desired, with a Masters Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. The incumbent will have strong skills in problem resolution that requires a wide application of principles, theories and concepts in programing, data visualization and statistical data analysis, with working knowledge in a relevant area such as climatology, hydrology, forest or fire ecology, statistics, or physics. Applicant must demonstrate proficiency in written communication in English at a graduate level. Applicant must demonstrate programming skills via tests administered during the interview process. To Apply: Click on our on-line application system. If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, P. O. Box 2039, Merced CA 95344-0039. Please list the job number on the subject line. Posted: 11/15/07.
University of California, Merced: This is a field technician position (full-time for two years) to support the construction and maintenance of a new project studying alpine and subalpine species range shifts with climate change in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California (Sierra Nevada Research Institute). We would like to find someone who enjoys working outdoors in occasionally extreme conditions, as well as who has technical and practical skills relevant for designing the experimental infrastructure. We'd like to fill this position ASAP. Field technician needed to help set up and run a multi-year field experiment on climate change and ecosystems in the high elevation Sierra Nevada Mountains. The successful candidate will design, fabricate, and deploy the experimental infrastructure and data collection systems. The successful candidate will work under the direction of faculty and research scientists to plan, build, test and maintain infrared heating and mechanical watering systems to manipulate climate, as well as measurement systems for climate and soil microclimate. The incumbent will be responsible for a diverse set of activities related to this project, and will work with graduate and undergraduate students, research scientists, other staff researchers and professors from UC Merced, UC Berkeley and elsewhere who will be using this experimental infrastructure for their research. The incumbent will also be responsible for transferring data from the field-based instruments to campus-based computers, either via modem connection or via periodical manual downloads. An ability to work independently and as part of a team in high elevation, remote locations and under adverse weather conditions is critical. The position will require spending extended periods of time in the mountains during equipment installation, field seasons and for site and equipment maintenance. This position will be an Staff Reseach Associate II or III depending on the experience. The initial appointment is for two years with renewal dependent on performance and funding. For more information on the research group and project, see: Kueppers Lab Group. Qualifications: Master's degree or equivalent in Engineering (e.g. Civil or Mechanical), Physics, Hydrology, Environmental Science or related field and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Apply Online. Posted: 9/10/07.
University of California, Santa Barbara: Wetlands Restoration and Avian Ecology Research in the Mojave Desert. Summer 2008 Internships. We want to determine the availability of applicants for field internships for a regional wetlands and riparian habitat restoration project spanning southern Nevada and portions of three adjacent states. We are researching the success of past habitat restoration efforts and conducting new restoration in Mojave Desert oasis and riparian habitats, including vegetation inventory, avian and insect communities, GIS, invasive species control, prescribed fire, simulated biocontrol, and native plantings. The overall focus is vegetation and avian community inventory and research to develop more effective control of salt cedar (Tamarix spp.) and its many secondary plant invaders. The research sites are widely scattered across the Mojave Desert region, with the base of field operations in the Las Vegas (NV) area. Duties: Habitat inventory and research tasks emphasize plant and avian ecology, and field and office GPS/GIS applications. For field reconnaissance, interns will use field (backpack) GPS/GIS technology, including a sub-meter Trimble Pathfinder ProXT GPS unit, handheld computer, Windows Mobile 5, and ArcPad GIS software. College undergraduates, recent graduates, and others, are encouraged to reply as to their availability for summer internships, with minorities especially welcome. A working knowledge and demonstrated experience in vegetation inventory, avian ecology, and/or GIS (ArcView GIS 3.3 and/or ArcGIS 9.2) are required. A background in plant ecology, ornithology, biology, botany, forestry, computer science, statistics, or a related discipline is also required, as well as experience with habitat assessment and bird and/or plant identification. Successful candidates will be expected to be conscientious self-starters capable of independent work and timely project completion. Potential applicants should be capable of vigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outdoors in hot, rainy, and buggy weather; able to hike with a 40-pound pack across uneven terrain). The normal work week will consist of five eight-hour days, though working longer days and weekends may be necessary. Internship positions are expected to start in May 2008 on either a seasonal or continuing basis, depending on applicant availability. Interns will be provided liability protection, free lodging, a field vehicle, and an hourly wage of $9-$16, depending on experience, no benefits. Please respond immediately, since internships are expected to start in May 2008 and will have priority in order of receipt. However, additional intern openings will be available throughout the 2.5-year project. Please direct any questions, or requests for further information, to Dr. Tom Hayes (below). Email inquiries are preferred. To indicate your availability, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Dr. Tom Hayes, Ph.D., Research Manager. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 715-630-4412. Posted: 4/2/08.
University of California, Santa Barbara: We will be hiring a career, full-time Staff Research Associate II to assist with our project studying the interaction between the amphibian chytrid fungal pathogen and mountain yellow-legged frogs. We are looking for someone to help with the laboratory, data management, and animal care portions of the project. Excellent organizational skills, and experience with laboratory techniques, such as PCR and real-time PCR, are the most important requirements for this position. The job will be located off campus at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab (SNARL) in the eastern Sierra near Mammoth Lakes during the summer months, and on the UCSB campus during the rest of the year. Housing will be provided at SNARL during the summer. For details, see the full job ad A brief description: Provides laboratory, animal care, and data management support for an ecological study of the impacts of a fungal pathogen on mountain yellow-legged frogs in California's Sierra Nevada. Performs, tests, and troubleshoots laboratory techniques, including DNA extraction and real-time PCR, to process biological samples. Helps organize data and maintains databases. Assists with setup and maintenance of laboratory and outdoor mesocosm experiments involving live amphibians. Cultures fungus from biological samples, and maintains fungus cultures for use in laboratory experiments. Oversees and supervises undergraduates assisting with all of these tasks. Closes: 3/13/08. Posted: 3/3/08.
University of California, Santa Barbara: Field Research Assistants (4) needed for continuation of long-term studies of bird responses to fire and fuels management and riparian bird community dynamics in the mountains of central Nevada. Primary responsibilities include daily morning surveys (point counts) and vegetation sampling at survey locations. Excellent opportunity to explore these little-known, spectacular mountain ranges (Shoshone, Toiyabe, Toquima, and Monitor) and to interact with multidisciplinary teams of scientists and land managers. Duration approximately five weeks (28 May through 2 July) with few days off, but some afternoons free. Research assistants will work independently and in small teams. Use your own 4WD vehicle and receive compensation for mileage, or field vehicle provided. Camping at field sites will be the norm, with occasional access to small-town motels or Forest Service housing with hot shower and basic kitchen facilities. Applicants must have demonstrable experience and proficiency in identification of western birds by sight and sound; bachelor’s or advanced degree in ecology or related field preferred. Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to work independently in rugged and remote locations, and willing to work long hours as necessary. Applicants also must have good organizational skills, including ability to collect and maintain accurate hard-copy data records; a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and off-road and 4WD experience; and sense of humor and patience. Compensation approximately $3000, but negotiable and dependent on experience. Send cover letter and resume or CV (with names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references) to both Erica Fleishman (email@example.com ), National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA and David Dobkin (firstname.lastname@example.org), High Desert Ecological Research Institute, Bend, OR. Posted: 2/8/08.
University of California, Santa Cruz: The Institute of Marine Sciences at the UC and the National Marine Fisheries Service seek a Specialist/Quantitative Population Ecologist to assist the investigation of the effects of infectious disease outbreaks on population dynamics of Pacific salmon. Substantial research has been conducted on both salmon disease cycles and salmon populations on the Klamath River; however, there is little information on how those disease cycles would affect salmon population numbers. The selected candidate will assemble databases of existing data and analyze that data to understand the potential effects of infectious disease outbreaks on population dynamics of Pacific salmon. The results of the research will be written up into reports, presented at academic conferences, and/or submitted to refereed journal articles. Annual Salary: $33,672-$41,496, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum Qualifications: M.S. in ecology, fishery, or related subjects with strong quantitative skills, or in mathematics, statistics, or related subjects with a strong desire to work on applied ecology/fishery problems. Experience in statistical and/or mathematical analysis, including the use of mathematical software such as MATLAB, S-Plus, or R; ability to develop and analyze population models; knowledge of fish biology, ecology, habitat, and conservation issues, especially (but not necessarily) those related to Pacific salmon; strong communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team are required. Term Of Appointment: Two years, full-time, with renewal contingent on positive performance evaluation and availability of funding. Start Date: As soon as possible. To Apply: Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants should send: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) a letter of interest including a summary of research, and 3) two letters of recommendation to email@example.com. You will receive email verification that your electronic submission has been received; please inquire if you do not receive verification. Alternatively, mail submissions may be sent to: Masami Fujiwara, NMFS/SWFSC, 110 Shaffer Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Please refer to position T08-66 in all correspondence. Note: In order to comply with security measures at the National Marine Fisheries Service (a federal facility on the UCSC campus), the selected candidate will be required to obtain a low-sensitivity federal security clearance, be fingerprinted, and wear a photo I.D. badge. Occasional travel for periods up to one week may be required. Position is open until filled. Initial consideration of applications will begin on June 30, 2008. Inquiries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/5/08.
University of Central Florida: Lab Manager: The position will be lab, greenhouse, and field based which will occasionally involve challenging outdoor work, sometimes during inclement weather. This is a one to two year position where the manager will organize undergraduate researchers to perform the following tasks: a herbarium study of Florida nonnative plants, germination trials in the greenhouse for restoration plots, field work in Central Florida and the potential for field work in coastal Massachusetts. If the manager has GIS skills, they will construct historical land use maps of central Florida using aerial photographs. Please see my web page for more detailed information about my research. The ideal candidate will have good botanical, organizational, and GIS skills, as well as field and lab research experience, and an ability to work well with students. Salary is $28,000 - $35,000, commensurate with experience. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and phone & email addresses of 3 references to: Dr. Betsy Von Holle, email@example.com by 7/3/07. Posted: 6/4/07.
University of Florida: Field Assistants – South Florida Turkey Project. Two field assistants are needed to work as part of a turkey research team in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in south Florida. One assistant is needed from January-June, 2008 ($10/hr, 40 hrs/wk). The second assistant is needed for ~10 weeks from April-June, 2008 ($9/hr, 40 hrs/wk). Free, on-site housing is provided for both positions. Assistants will be involved in trapping, marking, radio-tracking, nest monitoring, and habitat assessment activities. The likelihood that these positions will be extended past June and that one will become a MS level graduate position is good. Questions and application materials, including a cover letter, indicating which position you are interested in, resume, and list of 3 references should be directed to: Bill Giuliano, 308 Newins-Ziegler Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. 352-846-0575, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Deadline is 15 November 2007. Email/electronic applications are encouraged. Posted: 10/8/07.
University of Florida: An energetic field technician is sought to work as part of a team conducting research on vegetation and avian community response to habitat restoration programs (fire and mechanical treatments) on south Florida rangelands. Responsibilities will include vegetation and insect sampling and conducting point counts. For a recent graduate with the desired qualifications, this position will provide valuable field experience. Qualifications: B.S. degree in wildlife, range, natural resource management, or related field; previous field experience; ability to identify birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound desirable; experience with vegetation sampling an advantage; valid driver’s license; capacity and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team. Start date January 2008 through the end of August 2008. Compensation: $300-340/week depending on experience, free basic field housing. Closing date November 1, 2007. To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: Emma Willcox, Graduate Assistant, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, 308 Newins-Ziegler Hall, PO Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 32611-0430. Phone: 352-846-0558, Fax: 352-392-6984. Email: email@example.com. Email applications encouraged. Posted: 8/20/07.
University of Georgia: The River Basin Center at UGA is seeking an Outreach Coordinator based in the Etowah River Basin responsible for managing outreach activities associated with the Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). These activities involve developing an outreach plan for the next year, holding regular meetings with local officials and stakeholders in the watershed, coordinating informational meetings on the HCP, managing logistical support for training programs and workshops relating to the HCP, creating outreach materials for the HCP, and managing a small satellite office. The successful candidate will be articulate, personable, will be able to work independently and manage multiple projects. A science or engineering background is strongly preferred, as the position requires the ability to understand and clearly communicate scientific issues to a variety of audiences. Technical knowledge of stormwater management is a major plus. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in an appropriate field is required; masters degree is preferred. To apply online, search for posting number 20080942. Posted: 6/23/08.
University of Georgia: A full-time research technician position is available starting immediately in the laboratory of Shu-Mei Chang in the Department of Plant Biology. The general research interests of lab are to understand how evolutionary and ecological factors may influence the mating systems in flowering plants. Current projects include conservation genetics of endangered species, evolution of separate sexes in flowering plants and functional analyses of male traits in hermaphroditic plants. Field and greenhouse experiments are a big component of these projects so it is crucial that the candidate can work outdoor and in the greenhouse in conditions that can be demanding, including working in hot GA summer weather. Responsibilities also include bench work in the laboratory, such as DNA extraction, PCR, allozymes and microsatellite DNA genotyping, and measuring morphological and life history traits of plants. Candidates are expected to have some basic knowledge on laboratory techniques such as PCR and DNA extraction. Other duties include: overseeing day-to-day management of the laboratory including the purchasing of supplies and equipment; insuring proper operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment; entering and managing electronic data files; working with undergraduate research assistants; maintaining greenhouse plants, and training of student workers. The position is ideal for a highly motivated person interested in gaining field and laboratory skills prior to starting graduate school or other work in the life sciences. Requirements for the position are a bachelor's degree in biology, plant biology, ecology, evolution, or a related field as well as basic computer skills. The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic, positive attitude, excellent communication and organization skills, and the desire to acquire new field and laboratory research skills. Research experience in plants and an enthusiasm for field work will be advantageous. To apply, please send a CV, a letter describing research background and interests and names and contact information of two references to: Shu-Mei Chang, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Posted: 5/15/08.
University of Georgia: A full-time Research Technician position is available in the Department of Genetics in the laboratory of Dave Moeller. Research in the lab examines a diverse array of problems in plant evolutionary biology and ecology. Current research includes projects on the evolution of species’ distributions, the interface of pollination ecology and plant mating system evolution, and ecological genetics of species’ responses to climate change. This position may be ideal for a highly motivated person interested in gaining field and laboratory research skills prior to starting graduate school or other work in the life sciences. The position involves assisting with field research, greenhouse experiments, and molecular genetics in the laboratory. Field research will occur in California during part of the spring and summer months. It is essential that the candidate can spend approximately 4-6 weeks per year in the field conducting research away from home. Conditions for field work can be demanding, including working in hot weather on steep mountain slopes. Responsibilities also include assisting with basic molecular genetics in the laboratory, including PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, cloning, etc. The position also involves caring for plants in growth chambers and the greenhouse as well as lab organization and maintenance. Candidates are expected to have a Bachelors degree in Biology or a related field. The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic, positive attitude, excellent communication and organization skills, and the desire to acquire new field and laboratory research skills. Some experience with field research and basic molecular biology techniques is highly desired, but not essential. Please contact me directly (email@example.com) to express interest in the position and with any questions. Formal application must occur through the UGA Human Resources website (posting number: 20080351). Applicants should submit a CV, letter describing research background and interests, and the names of two references. A starting date of May 1 is desired, but flexible. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible; applicants will be reviewed until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Posted: 3/7/08.
University of Georgia: Senior Research Technician: Biogeochemistry. I seek an experienced research technician with expertise in aquatic biogeochemical fieldwork and laboratory analysis to supervise the overall operation of a biogeochemical research lab in the Marine Sciences Department at the University of Georgia in Athens. Duties include setting up a new lab, supervising other research technicians, conducting chemical analyses, field sampling, data reduction and statistical analysis, report and manuscript preparation, and assisting graduate students and postdocs with research. Fieldwork can involve strenuous physical activity under unpleasant conditions for long hours over several days. Qualifications: master's degree in science, preferably in aquatic ecology or oceanography. Expertise in all of the following areas desirable: use of modem oceanographic and stream sampling equipment; remote sensors and data loggers; small boat use; data analysis and statistical software; SCUBA diving; nutrient analysis; standard biogeochemical laboratory instrumentation and analysis; and GIS. Current projects in Massachusetts and Georgia include an NSF Ecosystems project examining how N cycling scales along river order, an NSF Biocomplexity project examining the effects of water level variation on the development of nutrient retention "hot-spots" in river networks and the interaction of freshwater discharge, nutrient loading and clams on estuarine eutrophication, and an NSF LTER project examining the effects of land use and climate change and sea level rise on trophic structure and productivity of an estuarine ecosystem. Future projects are expected to examine carbon dynamics of continental shelf systems. Position available immediately with initial applicant screening expected by mid-January 2008. Starting salary range is $36-45k per year, plus excellent benefits. Appointment expected to be decadal in length. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of 3 persons willing to serve as a reference to: The University of Georgia, Human Resources, Athens, GA. 30602 REF: Research Professional III. Dr. Charles S. Hopkinson, Department of Marine Sciences. Posted: 1/24/08.
University of Georgia: We are hiring a GIS specialist for our LTER. If you have questions, please respond to either Wade Sheldon (address below) or myself (Kris Meehan, firstname.lastname@example.org). The person in this position will be responsible for acquiring, processing and managing all geospatial (GIS) data for the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER, a major NSF-sponsored research project administered at UGA. The employee will assist with general data processing and web content maintenance, develop ecological metadata (documentation) for spatial data sets, train research technicians and graduate students on GIS technology, and assist research scientists with geospatial data analysis. The job will include periodic travel to remote field locations on the Georgia coast and operation of high-precision GPS survey equipment and associated computer software. The employee will also be expected to collaborate with other GIS professionals in the national NSF LTER network on large-scale GIS projects and metadata standards development. For more information or to apply please see the UGA job site. Contact Person: Wade Sheldon- email (best): email@example.com, phone: (706) 542-5955. Open until filled, although we'd like to have someone starting in October. Posted: 9/4/07.
University of Georgia: We are seeking a research technician in the lab of Dr. John Drake to begin in October or November 2007. Responsibilities will include maintaining laboratory plankton stocks, microscopy, design and execution of population dynamics experiments with zooplankton, data entry, administrative assistance, and occasional field work. The successful applicant should possess a BA or BS in biology, ecology, limnology or equivalent science and have some research experience. For more information on the position, and to apply, please see the UGA Human Resources website and search for position number 20070657. All inquiries about this position should be sent to Dr. John Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/6/07, revised: 10/10/07.
University of Georgia Marine Institute: The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program seeks a Research Coordinator to be based at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The selected individual will serve as the senior field technician for the GCE LTER project and the point of contact for all GCE operations on the coast. S/he will be responsible for helping to coordinate the GCE monitoring program, transporting personnel to field sites in marshes and estuaries, maintaining field equipment in good working order, and representing the GCE program to coastal organizations. S/he supervises other GCE technicians at the Marine Institute. The position will occasionally require strenuous physical activity and irregular hours. Applicant must be able to hike through mud, marsh grass and other terrain; lift and carry gear in the field; and assist in light construction (e.g. building boardwalks). The selected individual may either live on the Island (in UGAMI housing at a subsidized cost) or on the mainland, but UGAMI residency is preferred. The ideal candidate would have a B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in an appropriate field; small boat trailering and piloting experience and a captain's license; first aid certification; field research experience; basic computer skills, including experience with email, word-processing and spreadsheet programs; the ability to supervise others effectively; and the ability to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and effectively represent the project to the public. The starting salary range is $28-40k, full benefits. Applicants should be willing to make at least a 2-year commitment to the position. Apply online, applications will be considered starting October 1 and until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Steven Pennings (email@example.com). Posted: 9/28/07.
University of Hawaii at Hilo: Hawaii permanent forest plot network field technician One temporary, full time position. Limited Term of 20 weeks (with possible extension). Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance and availability of funds. Pay: $11/hour. Closing Date: March 21, 2008. Preferred Start Date: April 14, 2008. Duties: Technician will assist in the development of a permanent, mapped forest plot network across striking natural gradients in elevation, precipitation, and soil age. Work as part of a team to set up, tag, and map trees on the permanent forest plots as directed by HIPPNET supervisors. Positions will be largely field work, and may involve staying in field cabins or camping up to 16 to 20 days/month; working long hours in cold, hot, wet, windy, or dry weather; driving on rough, 4 wheel drive roads; navigating with GPS units, compasses, and maps; staying safe in remote areas by using caution and good judgment; accurately collecting and recording large amounts of data, accurately identifying tropical plants, and maintaining good work relations with other members of the field team. Work hours will vary during employment. Schedule may be altered due to inclement weather, plant phenology, vehicle maintenance, or logistic reasons. The work will involve long hours spent standing, bending, walking, and a great amount of physical exertion. The incumbent may be required to lift containers weighing up to 35 pounds. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university. Coursework should include classes in the biological sciences including Biology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Science, or other Biological discipline. Previous field experience collecting vegetation data. Valid driver's license. Knowledge of botany and/or Hawaiian ecosystems. Basic knowledge of the principles of plant ecology. Ability to work effectively and positively as a member of a larger team. Willingness and ability to work long field hours in rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions. Basic computer skills, including experience with MS Excel. Desirable Qualifications: Experience working in tropical ecosystems. Experience supervising field crews. Experience using field geographic information systems (GIS) and ArcGIS software including ArcPad. Experience driving on forest roads and using a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Demonstrated commitment to the preservation of biological diversity. Inquiries: Lisa Ellsworth (808) 933-8121 ext 156 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, send resume, cover letter, contact information for 3 references, and transcripts to: Lisa M Ellsworth, Hawaii Permanent Plot Network Supervisor, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, University of Hawaii, 60 Nowelo Street Hilo, HI 96720. Phone: (808) 933-8121 ext. 156. Posted: 3/5/08.
University of Hawaii at Hilo: HIPPNET Field Assistant – ID# 27582. 2 Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service positions with the Hawaii Permanent Forest Plot Network (HIPPNET), located Hilo, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds. Minimum Monthly Salary: $1,730. Duties: Assists in the development of a permanent, mapped forest plot network across striking natural gradients in elevation, precipitation, and soil age. Works as part of a team to set up plots, measure, tag, and map trees on the permanent forest plots as directed by HIPPNET supervisors. Navigates with GPS units, compasses, and maps. Accurately collects and records large amounts of data and accurately identifies tropical plants. Responsible for supervising volunteers as needed. Minimum Qualifications: Education: High School Diploma. Experience: At least 1 year of field experience. Abil/Know/Skills: Knowledge of botany and/or Hawaiian ecosystems. Basic knowledge of the principles of plant ecology. Basic computer skills, including the ability to use MS Excel. Plant identification skills. May require travel to and/or extended stay on Oahu and/or Kauai. May involve staying in field cabins or camping 16 - 20 days/month and working long hours in cold, hot, wet, windy, or dry weather. Requires driving on rough, 4-wheel drive roads. Must possess a valid driver's license. Desirable: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited 4 year college or university. Coursework should include classes in the biological sciences including Biology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Science, or other Biological discipline. Experience installing long term vegetation plots. Familiarity with native Hawaiian forest plant species. Experience using field Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ArcGIS software including ArcPad. Familiarity with MS Access databases. Experience driving on forest roads and using a 4-wheel drive vehicles. Experience using survey equipment. Experience leading field crews. Inquiries: Lisa Ellsworth 808-933-8121 ext 156. Application Requirements: The preferred method of applying for a job is through our on-line application process. Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on Employment and navigate to Job Announcements/Apply for a Job. Closing Date: October 31, 2007. Posted: 10/19/07.
University of Hawaii at Manoa: One temporary crew leader and two temporary technician positions in fire ecology with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, UHM in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds. Internship credit to be arranged through home institution. Hourly Wage: $10 (technician)-$12 (crew leader) Dates of employment: approx June 16-Aug 31. Duties: Works with fire ecologist to quantify the fuel loads, fire behavior, and time since the previous fire in grassland systems on Oahu, Hawaii. Work will be primarily field collection and sample processing in the laboratory. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree completed (crew leader) or in progress in Biology, Ecology, Botany, or another related Biological discipline. Experience collecting biological data in a field setting. Abil/Know/Skills: Basic knowledge of the principles of ecology. Knowledge of Hawaiian ecosystems. Basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Excel. Valid driver's license. Desirable: Strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills with an ability to independently manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to work effectively as a member of a larger team. Resourceful in developing practical solutions to daily challenges. Experience driving on dirt roads and using a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Experience with issues surrounding grassland fire ecology in tropical ecosystems. Inquiries: Lisa Ellsworth (808) 933-8121 ext 156, email@example.com; or Dr. Creighton Litton 808-956-6004, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Requirements: Send resume or CV with references, academic transcripts, and cover letter detailing how you meet minimum and desirable qualifications to Lisa Ellsworth at email@example.com (preferred); or by mail to USDA Forest Service, 60 Nowelo street, Hilo, HI 96720. Posted: 5/30/08.
University of Helsinki: The Mathematical Biology Group at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (leader Dr. Otso Ovaskainen) is seeking an outstanding, highly motivated Scientific Programmer. The position is available for 2 years, with the possibility of a 3-year extension. The candidate is required to have a MS degree (PhD degree being counted as an advantage) in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, engineering, math, or a related field. The main selection criterion is the applicant's ability and experience in scientific computing with both functional languages (Mathematica) and object-oriented languages such as C# (Microsoft Visual Studio), Object Pascal (CodeGear Delphi), or C++ (CodeGear C++ Builder). In particular, expertise with advanced matrix operations (e.g. sparse matrix algebra), MCMC computations (e.g. adaptive Bayesian methods), and spatial statistics is appreciated. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining algorithms used in research projects at the interface between mathematics and ecology and evolutionary biology. The main emphasis is on developing efficient algorithms for computationally heavy problems, but the work involves also development and documentation of user-friendly interfaces. The Mathematical Biology group is part of the Metapopulation Research Group (leader prof. Ilkka Hanski), which is a Centre of Excellence in Research supported by the Academy of Finland. We offer an international research environment with excellent possibilities to cooperate with experts in mathematics, statistics, population biology, and evolutionary ecology. Salary and social benefits according to the University of Helsinki Salary system, depending on the experience and performance of the employee (2,300 - 3,500 € / month). Applications including a short CV (max 3 pages) and the e-mail addresses of two researchers willing to write a letter of reference should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with cc to email@example.com; write "scientific programmer" on the subject line. For more details on our research projects and on the application procedure, see http://www.helsinki.fi/science/metapop/MBG/positions/. Deadline for applications 14th March 2008, starting date 1st May 2008 (negotiable). Posted: 2/6/08.
University of Idaho: Aquatic & Fish Ecology – Field Technician positions. Our research group is looking to hire field technicians to assist with a study of stream productivity, community ecology and juvenile steelhead salmon (O. mykiss) energetics. Much of the work being conducted will occur in Lapwai watershed, 15 miles east of Lewiston, ID, but opportunities may exist for help in other systems including the Central Idaho wilderness. The goal of the research is to understand how anthropogenic changes in the hydrograph of typical western watersheds influences the productivity, connectivity and survival of resident salmonid populations. Technicians will help graduate students conduct stream habitat measurements and quantify the movements and population dynamics of juvenile salmon. Specific duties will include snorkeling and electroshocking, PIT tagging and fish handling, gastric lavage, deployment and maintenance of PIT tag antenna arrays, and macroinvertebrate sampling. Field work may involve long days of working in cold streams. Compensation: Depending upon experience, $8-10/hr. The field crew will be based out of Moscow, ID with occasional nights spent camping at Winchester State Park, near the study site. Employees are not responsible for travel from Moscow to the study site and campgrounds. Personal camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, etc.) is required. Timeline: Work will begin in mid-May and continue until late-August. Qualifications: Previous experience handling fish, conducting fish population studies, or measuring stream habitat characteristics is desired, but not necessary. Preference will be given to individuals pursuing degrees in aquatic & fisheries sciences or related fields. Interested individuals should contact Rick Hartson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/1/08.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: The Department of Crop Sciences is seeking candidates for a Research Engineer to coordinate, engineer, and manage the Free-Air Concentration Enrichment (FACE) facility on the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center (South Farm), which will allow the cultivation of crops under controlled elevation of carbon dioxide and ozone. This position will also manage the day-to-day operation of the facility and report to the Facility Director. This position will coordinate purchases of gases and consumables; identify and obtain supplies for construction; coordinate implementation of the FACE facility with the farm staff; maintain control software for the efficient operation of the facility; maintain facility web site and facility use records, reports and publications from research undertaken; plan and control the use of the FACE facility, and provide instruction to users of the facility. Supervise undergraduate, graduate and hourly employees. Contribute to the further development of South Farm as an open air laboratory for the discovery of atmospheric change impacts on crops. Weekend, early morning, and evening work will be necessary immediately before and during the crop growing season. Candidates must have a B.S. in Crop Sciences, Agricultural Engineering or related field. Proven experience in operating plant growth facilities, large environmental monitoring stations and/or field crop trials is desired. Experience in more than one of these fields or equivalent credentials is preferred. This is a 100% time academic, non-tenure track position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees. Please cite announcement number 06/07B-11228 when applying. The position is available July 16, 2007, or as soon as possible thereafter. To assure full consideration, a cover letter, current resume, copy of transcripts and contact information of three professional references must be submitted by July 11, 2007 to: John Horton, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1102 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801. Phone (217) 333-9479, Fax (217) 333-9817. For additional information please contact Dr. Donald R. Ort, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institute for Genomic Biology, 1206 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, Phone (217) 333-2093, Fax (217) 244-2057, email: email@example.com. Posted: 6/26/07.
University of Kansas: The Kansas Biological Survey and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are seeking a Full-time lab/field technician to support NSF-funded research in grassland community ecology. The position will be available Dec. 1, 2007. The Position is funded for three years, with possibility of extension. The technician will be responsible for coordinating the field and laboratory work associated with a long-term field experiment in tall-grass prairie community assembly. The field experiment is designed to examine the influences of colonization history and environmental change on grassland community dynamics. Duties are 1) work with the project investigator in the development of research protocols, the implementation and maintenance of field experiments, and the collection and management of data 2) Supervise the hiring and management of undergraduate field/lab workers and research interns 3) Manage and maintain project databases, coordinate purchasing and record keeping for the lab. Salary: $31K/year. To apply visit https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position 00206497. To inquire further, contact: Bryan L. Foster (785-864-4361, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 9/24/07.
University of Lethbridge: Research Technician/Lab Manager, L.B. Flanagan Lab, Department of Biological Sciences. A full-time position is available immediately to participate in a range of research projects including studies of ecosystem fluxes and the stable isotope composition of carbon dioxide, water vapor and plant organic materials in the context of global change and ecosystem ecology. Salary is competitive. Some of these research projects are part of the Canadian Carbon Program Network (formerly Fluxnet-Canada). The Canadian Carbon Program involves researchers from 12 different Canadian universities and four government agencies and offers unique opportunities for interactions among other research groups within the network. Duties include: Operation and maintenance of a range of instruments including: Finnigan MAT gas isotope ratio mass spectrometer, with Gas Bench and Elemental Analyzer peripherals; Campbell Scientific tunable diode laser absorption spectrometer; Eddy covariance flux instruments including sonic anemometers, infrared gas analyzers, associated meteorological equipment and Campbell Scientific data loggers. Supervision and instruction of students and junior research assistants in measurement techniques. Acquire data, document measurement and analysis techniques and calibration data, prepare data for archive/data information system. Minimum Qualifications: B.Sc. degree or Technical Diploma and previous research experience with at least some of the instruments described above; Experience in computer programming preferably with MATLAB; Strong oral and written communication skills in English; A valid automobile driver’s license; An ability to work independently. To apply – please submit an application letter that outlines your qualifications for the position along with a current resume. Applicants are encouraged to send application materials as WORD or pdf document attachments via e-mail. Applications should be sent to: Dr. L.B. Flanagan, Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4. Telephone: (403) 380-1858, FAX: (403) 329-2082, e-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 11/1/07.
University of Maryland: Applications are invited for a Faculty Research Assistant (research technician) to perform ecological and entomological research in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Gruner. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, beginning at $26,370; health benefits and possibility for partial tuition remission; contractual non-tenure, full-time; reviewed and renewable on annual basis. Duties: support several collaborative projects in basic and applied ecological entomology in Maryland and California, and will: conduct laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments; maintain plant, arthropod and nematode colonies; help to identify and curate plant and arthropod specimens; enter data and manage databases on a regular basis; order materials/supplies and track lab expenses; maintain laboratory and greenhouse in working order; assist graduate students and other personnel with research; and oversee undergraduate student workers in these tasks. Qualifications: A strong science background and B.S./B.A. degree in ecology, entomology, agronomy, conservation biology or related discipline is required. M.S. degree and 2+ years experience in research or practical applications of research is preferred. Candidate must demonstrate: coursework and hands-on experience in ecology and evolutionary biology; capacity and interest in learning new concepts and techniques, including collection and preparation of specimens for identification, display, and storage; skill in both verbal and written communication in English; computer literacy and skill in managing, analyzing and evaluating data; ability to multi-task and work both independently with minimal supervision and cooperatively with others. Candidate must be willing to travel to field sites in Maryland and California, must possess valid driver's license, and must be willing to work outdoors, tolerating conditions such as heat, wind, rain, and cold. To Apply: Send CV, statement of relevant research experience and interests, and contact information for 3 references as a single file (MS Word or PDF) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Dr. Daniel Gruner, Department of Entomology, 4112 Plant Sciences Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Screening of applications will begin after September 28, 2007 and position will remain open until filled. Posted: 9/10/07.
University of Maryland: Lab Assistant needed for research on the effects of population size and isolation on pollinator visitation, reproductive success, paternity, and gene flow in the federally endangered plant species Agalinis acuta (sandplains gerardia) The incumbent will conduct field sampling and laboratory work necessary to collect data on genetic diversity in the plant species Agalinis acuta at Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area in Maryland. Laboratory work will be located in the Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture. Field work will involve long days collecting plant samples for DNA analysis, collecting vegetation data, and observing insect visitors to Agalinis flowers, mapping plant locations using global positioning system (GPS) technology, and managing those points using geographic information system (GIS) technology. Ability to tolerate conditions such as heat, wind, rain, and cold is essential. Lab work will include a full array of tasks associated with collecting molecular data: DNA extractions, PCR, microsatellite marker development, microsatellite genotyping, and DNA sequencing. Attention to detail is essential to perform data collection and maintain collection records. Data entry will be accomplished on a regular basis. The incumbent will analyze the ecological and genetic data using state of the art computer programs. Ability to work with undergraduate students and to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and conservation practitioners is important. Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelors degree in a life science field but graduate experience is preferred. Plant and insect identification skills are important as are laboratory skills. Salary & Benefits: $16/hour. Contract length will be from approximately August, 2007 – January, 2008. Number of hours worked during the week may vary. Applications: A complete application packet includes a letter of application and a current resume or Curriculum Vitae to be sent to Dr. Maile Neel at 2116 Plant Sciences Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 or electronically to email@example.com. Posted: 7/24/07.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: 3 positions are available from 4 August 2008 through mid-November 2008 for swarming surveys of bats at an abandoned RR (Indigo) Tunnel along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park near Little Orleans, Maryland. We will sample both entrances with harp traps to identify bat species and their activity levels. Target bat species will be radio tracked to day and night roosts. Work hours are approximately 3pm to 2am, 3 nights per week. Technicians will be paid $13/hr. Housing is not provided. Successful applicants will help erect harp traps, capture, and handle bats. Applicants must be willing and capable of conducting fieldwork in rugged terrain and cold temperatures, be comfortable with heights, and be able to work well with a research team. The pre-exposure rabies vaccination series is required of all handlers. Costs of the vaccinations for those applicants needing them will be borne by the project. Preference will be given to applicants who: have or are in the progress of obtaining a BS or advanced degree in wildlife, biology, or a related field; have field experience with bats; have completed the pre-exposure rabies vaccination series; are certified in climbing and rapelling; and experienced in radio telemetry. Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are found. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to (electronic submissions only): J. Edward Gates, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 301-689-7173. Posted: 5/28/08.
University of Minnesota: Junior Scientist: Ecosystem/Forest Ecology. A position is available for a Junior Scientist to serve as lab manager/lab technician on two projects. 50% of position will be involved in a project on the effects of resource amendments on litter decomposition and decomposer community attributes, with responsibility for analyzing litter samples for microbial biomass, phospholipid fatty acid analyses, enzyme assays, and element analyses. 50% of the position will be involved in projects related to human impacts (climate, logging) on forest structure and function with responsibility for processing plant tissue and soil samples, data entry and preliminary analysis, and occasional field sampling. The junior scientist will also have general lab management responsibilities (ordering, hiring, data management) in two labs. Research experience in ecology, forestry and soil analyses is desirable. An undergraduate or MS degree in ecology, forestry or related field is required. Send resume and names of three references to Drs. Sarah Hobbie and Rebecca Montgomery, c/o email@example.com. Review of applications begins July 15, 2008 and will continue until suitable applicant is hired. Starting date: August 4, 2008. Posted: 6/30/08.
University of Minnesota: Community Education Coordinator. Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is looking for an out-going, self-motivated individual to coordinate our new and growing community education and outreach programs, including formal K-12 science education programs and our more informal environmental programs for general audiences. This is a seasonal full-time position, starting approximately May/June and running through October/November, 2008. Pay will be commensurate with experience. On-site housing is available. Primary duties include: 1) Develop, organize and lead formal and informal science and environmental education programs. 2) Oversee interpretive ranger program and serve as public contact for nature walk programs and site facility tours. 3) Supervise, evaluate, and help recruit interns and community volunteers, serving as instructional assistants and park rangers. 4) Develop, write and produce curricular material for K-12 and informational/interpretive material. 5) Assist with development of graduate level courses, targeting in-service teachers, and assist with pursuing funding. Minimum Qualifications: At least a bachelors degree, a masters degree a plus, in a related field. Experience and aptitude working in the outdoors interacting with a variety of audiences. Please apply online. Application review will begin on April 22, 2008. Posted: 3/20/08.
University of Minnesota: Ecological Field Research Supervisor: We have two full-time junior scientist positions available. The working title for these positions is “field research supervisor”. The work will be investigating the impacts “working prairies” will have on Minnesota’s wildlife. Duration: up to 2 years; longer pending funding. Project background: The increasing demand for biofuels poses a threat to wildlife and wildlife habitat. This project seeks to reduce or reverse that threat by determining how native prairies can be established on degraded farmland and harvested for biofuel in such a way that the new biofuel lands themselves become new wildlife habitat. Duties: 25% Locate and organize field sites across Minnesota. This includes communicating with such agencies and non-governmental organizations as the Minnesota DNR, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and The Nature Conservancy, for land use and harvesting. Also includes driving to sites for field checks. 55% Hire, train and supervise 6 to 10 seasonal student interns for plot surveys across Minnesota. These surveys will include, but not be limited to plants, insects, birds, and mammals. 20% Organize and check data for quality, and other duties as required. Required: BA/BS degree in a science field with coursework in biology, natural resources, and/or agriculture, or equivalent education in science and work experience related to the job, totaling at least four years in combination. Preferred: Related degree with experience in one or more of the following areas: tallgrass prairie plants, insect identification, small and large mammal studies, and/or bird surveys. Demonstrated ability to work independently and follow specific protocols. Location: The work is headquartered at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (formally Cedar Creek Natural History Area), a field station administered by the UMN Ecology Evolution and Behavior Department. The work will be conducted across the state. Apply online at https://employment.umn.edu/, use requisition number 153744. Please attach a resume, cover letter and name of three references when applying. For specific questions please contact Troy Mielke (research coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-434-5131. Application deadline is March 31, 2008. Active work begins July 1, 2008, but related work may be available earlier. Posted: 2/29/08.
University of Minnesota: Field Research Assistants (3) are needed, May 23 to mid-July, to complete surveys of breeding birds in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin as part of a long-term monitoring program on national forests of the western Great Lakes region. Daily duties include conducting point counts, marking survey locations, data entry, and vegetation sampling. Qualified applicants must be able to identify Midwestern birds by sound and sight (~120 species) and have excellent hearing. Applicants must pass a standardized bird song test and a hearing test. Other requirements include: the physical ability and desire to work long hours alone in the field, a high tolerance for biting bugs (mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks), orienteering and GPS experience, a driver's license, and a good driving record. Sites are located in rugged, remote, and sometimes unpleasant terrain. $2,000/mo.+ per diem; housing, transportation, equipment, and training provided. Send letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) references to NICK DANZ, Natural Resources Research Institute, 5013 Miller Trunk Hwy., Duluth, MN 55811 or e-mail to email@example.com. Open until filled. -- Nick Danz Research Fellow Natural Resources Research Institute University of Minnesota Duluth (218) 720-4249. Posted: 1/11/08.
University of Minnesota: The Cedar Creek Natural History Area has opportunities for students to work as research interns. Positions are full or part-time and run from now through at least early November, possibly through December or longer. Most of the work will happen at CCNHA, however there is potential for work on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota as well. Pay is $10 per hour. If you are an undergraduate or a newly graduated student with a background in biology, ecology, environmental sience, soil science, or related field and want to start a career in one of these fields, or if you have a strong background and interest in flora of the Great Plains, we encourage you to apply. For more information visit: http://cedarcreek.umn.edu/interns/. Deadline: 8/31/07. Posted: 8/20/07.
University of Minnesota: The Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities seeks a biogeochemistry lab technician to support research on the interactions of environmental change (natural and human-induced) and element cycling in managed ecosystems. The candidate will join a research group working on questions related to carbon and nitrogen cycling, trace gas fluxes, and ecosystem processes. The primary responsibilities include analytical instrument set-up, calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Specific duties involve analysis of plant, soil, and gas samples; maintenance of analytical equipment; sample preparation; data management; and supervision of undergraduate assistants. This full-time position is primarily lab-based but will involve some limited field work. B.S. and M.S. level candidates are encouraged to apply; salary will be commensurate with experience. Direct experience with analytical instruments such as mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs, and elemental analyzers is preferred. Knowledge of biogeochemical processes and light stable isotopes is desirable. Please contact Dr. Jennifer King for further information. Applications (resume, statement of interest, and references) should be submitted for requisition #149488 through the Office of Human Resources. Applications will be reviewed starting on August 20th and will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 8/3/07.
University of Missouri: 4 forest fuels and stand dynamics research techinicians, summer 2008. Collect forest fuels and vegetation data on forests with different management histories in southern Missouri. Position starts 5/19/08, ends 8/22/08. Qualifications: Applicants should have experience in field data collection methods, but not required. Working toward or have completed an undergraduate degree in natural resources preferred. Experience to be gained: Forest fuels sampling methods (Browns lines), forest inventory, species ID, GPS use, forestry photographic methods, orienteering. Requirements: Position will be based out of southern Missouri. Applicants will be required to live in southern Missouri during the work week, housing provided. Pay: $10/hr, food cost reimbursed for work week. Contact: Joe Marschall firstname.lastname@example.org 573-882-8841 Please send a copy of resume and a brief letter of interest. Deadline: 4/11/08. Posted: 3/20/08, revised: 4/2/08.
University of Montana: Stream Amphibian and Fish Technician (1 position) needed approximately June 20th through Sept. 1st 2008 with some flexibility on either end. The technician will help a University of Montana graduate student conduct mark-capture-recapture surveys of Idaho Giant salamanders in the Lochsa River and Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area of Idaho (on the Idaho-Montana border). The technician will work approximately 40 hr weeks. We will car-camp for extended periods, hike up to 10 miles a day carrying heavy backpacks (a fish electro-shocker) to access remote sites. Whitewater kayaking skills are a plus (but not necessary) as our field sites are a stone's throw away from amazing kayaking and surfing (especially in June/July). Preferred candidates do not need prior stream research experience; however, they need to be excited about ecology, streams, and amphibians. They must be as excited to see their 1st Idaho giant salamander as they are their 1000th salamander. Preferred candidates will have a B.A or B.S. in natural sciences, but I will consider students that will be seniors in college. Technicians will have the ability to develop an independent research project if desired. Wage is $8-10 per hour, pending experience. E-mail cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of two references to: email@example.com. Posted: 3/10/08.
University of Montana: The Montana Natural Heritage Program is looking for 1 or 2 interns to assist in developing and testing vegetation-based metrics for assessing the ecological integrity of wetlands, beginning in late May or early June 2008 and extending through late August. The work requires strong plant identification skills, good organizational and data management abilities, and a willingness to work long hours in potentially adverse weather conditions and/or remote locations. Camping equipment will be supplied. Field locations will vary from southwestern Montana (the Centennial Valley) to eastern and southeastern Montana (Miles City area) to the Glaciated Plains (along the Canadian border from the Rocky Mountain Front to North Dakota). A vehicle will be provided, so candidates need a drivers’ license and a clean driving record. Interns with demonstrated work or internship experience with wetland plant identification and vegetation sampling in the Rocky Mountains or Great Plains will be hired as summer temps at $8-10 per hour. Persons with good skills but no experience will be hired as unsalaried interns, but will be eligible for continued, paid employment in the summer of 2009. Both salaried and unsalaried positions include a per diem of $23 for days in the field. For more information, or to submit a letter of interest, contact: Linda Vance, Ph.D, Ecologist/Senior Projects Manager, Montana Natural Heritage Program, 1515 E. 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59620-1800. (406)-444-3380, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/3/08.
University of Montana: Summer position in forest ecology in western Montana. Field assistant position available to assist with an investigation of the efficacy of conventional and novel sampling designs for estimating the abundance of native and nonnative plants. Responsibilities will include surveying plot boundaries, estimating plant abundance, and identifying understory plants to species. Field sites are located within the Fire and Fire Surrogate (FSS) restoration study site in the Lubrecht Experimental Forest. This position is best suited to upper-level undergraduates, recent graduates, or experienced field workers who are interested in forest/plant ecology. Qualifications: Previous field experience, experience sampling forest understory vegetation, familiarity with flora of western Montana, and ability to utilize taxonomic keys and to collect and catalogue plant specimens. Individuals who enjoy field work and working with others, pay attention to detail, and can work long hours under a variety of field conditions are encouraged to apply. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and past experience. Lodging may be available at Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Duration: June through August 2008. Review of applications will begin on March 15th, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. To Apply: Send the following: Cover letter that includes information about your interests and qualifications, dates of availability, and contact information. Also include names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references. Resume. If you are a current or recent student please include a copy of college transcripts. All application materials should be sent via email to Ilana Abrahamson (email@example.com). For more information please email Ilana Abrahamson or call (406) 243-5198. Posted: 2/29/08.
University of Montana: Opportunity to evaluate the restoration of native plant communities on recently decommissioned roads in Montana and Idaho. Position: Field Assistant, June – August, 2008. Pay rate: DOE $10-14. Description: Road networks directly impact wildlife habitat and water quality, and are vectors for nonnative plant dispersal. Road removal is increasingly being recognized as a first step in the restoration of aquatic and terrestrial habitat. However, there is little information on the ecological impacts of various management activities associated with the restoration of roaded landscapes. This research project is evaluating the rate of establishment by native and nonnative seed mixes on roads that were decommissioned in 2007. Each of these decommissioned roads was hand seeded in autumn of 2007. During the field season of 2008, a field assistant is needed to help quantify the percent cover of graminoid, forb, and shrub species, as well as the cover of ground substrates and physical soil characteristics. Field sites are located in the Kootenai National Forest (Montana) and Clearwater National Forest (Idaho). Due to backcountry location of field sites, extended periods (up to 8 days) will be spent in the field collecting data. Cabin accommodations may be provided for part of the summer, but camping will be necessary at certain locations. This position is best suited for an upper-level undergraduate or recent graduate who is interested in pursuing advanced academic work or a career in plant or forest ecology. Qualifications: • Previous field experience sampling understory vegetation in the Rocky Mountains • Experience living and working outdoors for extended periods of time • Ability to carry 35lb. pack • Desire to work hard, stay focused and be enthusiastic even when it is raining. To apply, send the following information as attached documents to Ashley Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org: • Cover letter that includes information about your interests, qualifications, and dates of availability • Resume • Copies of college transcripts • Two letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on March 15th, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/29/08.
University of Montana: The Flathead Lake Biological Station invites applications for a GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst to assist in remote sensing, classification, mapping, geomorphic and ecological analysis of aquatic habitat, wetland and riparian areas within alluvial river flood plains. We seek candidates with the following skills: • A Master's degree in ecology, environmental science, geography or related field is desired. Candidates with a B.S and proven work experience will also be considered • Demonstrated knowledge of remote sensing fundamentals including airborne and satellite optical-IR remote sensing; • Proficiency with image processing and GIS software (e.g., Erdas Imagine, ENVI/IDL, ArcGIS/SDE); • Knowledge of programming languages (C/C++, Python) and/or Definien's Developer (Ecognition) software is preferred. • Ability to work in remote field sites. The successful applicant will be employed by The University of Montana on a 12-month letter of appointment, including medical/dental and retirement benefits. Salary range is $33-38k commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is based at the Flathead Lake Biological Station, on the east shore of Flathead Lake between Polson and Bigfork, MT. Appointment is for one year with the possibility of reappointment on an annual basis in accordance with applicable personnel policies and availability of funding. Applicants should send a letter of application and vita/resume (including employment history and three professional references) to the attention of Diane Whited at GISapp@flbs.umt.edu. Review of applications will begin by February 12 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/4/08.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: We have an immediate opening for a field assistant to work on plant reproduction and insect herbivory in the Nebraska Sandhills. Duties will include setting up and monitoring experiments, and some handiness with tools. Knowledge of plants, insects, or tools is advantageous but not required; however, applicants must be able to walk long distances and manage early mornings and some heavy lifting. Salary is $1600/month for three months, and room and board is provided at Cedar Point Biological Station in Ogallala, NE. If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and CV to Natalie West (email@example.com). Posted: 5/14/08.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Research Technician (Summer Job, full-time) needed for grassland restoration study in central Nebraska on the ecosystem services provided by high and low diversity grassland restorations. The research is being conducted by the Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, part of the School of Natural Resources at UNL. The work will consist of sorting and identifying invertebrates in a UNL lab, collecting invertebrates on-site with a sweep net and pitfall traps, assisting with collecting data on plant diversity in the field, and entering data. The position will run from about May 19-August 22, 2008. Some of the invertebrate sorting work can be accomplished in the lab on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus but travel will be required to the field site near Grand Island, Nebraska. Field work will be conducted out doors. Housing is available near the field site. Some driving required. Qualifications: B.S. or B.A. in Biology, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, OR related field/coursework in natural resources, entomology and botany. Prefer experience with conducting fieldwork. Valid driver’s license. Pay is $9.95 per hour full-time for the summer. Position is grant- funded. To Apply: Send application materials to: Kristine Nemec at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/8/08.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: We are currently in search of a research technician to evaluate the effects of virus infection on wild squash populations in both field and laboratory environments. Duties include extracting plant DNA and virus RNA from plant tissue to detect genetic resistance to viral infection and identify virus-infected plants, general lab maintenance, data entry, and database management. During the field season (4 months each year), work at a field site, establishing field experiments and collecting field data. Additional information about this position is listed at employment.unl.edu requisition number 070792. Holly Prendeville (email@example.com). Posted: 1/17/08.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Seasonal Field Biologist needed for bird surveys in Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Southern Nevada. The work focuses on intensive area searches for songbirds, but will also include occasional assistance on predatory and aquatic bird monitoring. The efforts will include GPS use, field mapping, and computer data entry. We are looking for someone experienced with western bird identification by sight and sound. You must be able to hike in rugged terrain and collect accurate data under challenging field conditions. You must be willing to work early morning hours and long field days. For use of our vehicles, you must be able to acquire a valid Nevada driver’s license. The salary range is $2160 - $2320 per month depending on experience. The contract will be for three months, full-time effort, with a starting date between March 15 and April 1, 2008. Interested individuals should send a brief introductory email, with a resume or CV attached, to Dr. Jef Jaeger (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not hesitate to email if you have any questions. Posted: 3/3/08.
University of Nevada, Reno: One field biological technician needed for a research project that investigates geomorphic and hydrologic influences on riparian vegetation in the Toiyabe Mountains of central Nevada. This project is a collaborative venture among the Great Basin Landscape Ecology Lab at UNR and the Great Basin Ecology Lab of the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station. The research is tied to a larger US Forest Service program to improve management and restoration of Great Basin riparian ecosystems. The position provides a great opportunity to learn about plant communities of the Intermountain West while gaining valuable field experience in botany and landscape ecology. One biological technician will be hired to assist in field data collection. The work will involve quantifying plant communities and stream physical characteristics along transects and in plots in riparian habitats. The work schedule will be eight 10-hr days on and six days off to minimize travel between Reno and the field sites in central Nevada. Car camping in remote locations will be required, as well as willingness to carry field equipment. Qualifications: Applicants should be excited about working outdoors under rugged and remote conditions and work well with other people. The work will involve plant identification and experience in this area is desired, although training will be provided. Camping experience is also very helpful. Valid driver’s license is required as well as the ability to navigate with map, compass and GPS. Pay: $11.93/ hour, 80 hours/ two week period plus per diem when in the field. Job will begin May 19, 2008 (some flexibility) and end in mid-August 2008. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, transcript or list of relevant coursework, and contact information for 3 references via email to Blake Engelhardt, email@example.com. Posted: 1/17/08, revised: 5/6/08.
University of Nevada, Reno: Two summer field technicians are needed for a landscape-level study of plant community succession in pinyon and juniper woodlands, decades after two different types of management treatments (prescribed fire and chaining). The study involves revisiting sites that were first sampled in the early and mid 1970’s. This project is a collaborative venture among the Great Basin Landscape Ecology Lab at UNR and the Great Basin Ecology Lab of the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station. The project is based in Reno. Field technicians will assist in data collection and data management, and will develop skills in field techniques for landscape ecology and plant community ecology, including plant identification, vegetation sampling, and tree-ring research. Technicians will also develop knowledge of plant communities and forest and rangeland management strategies in the Great Basin. The job will require camping near a field vehicle in remote wild lands of Nevada. Location: Five mountain ranges in scenic Eastern Nevada. Elevations range from 6200 to 7400 ft and temperatures vary greatly between the 30’s to 90’s. Responsibilities: As a field assistant you would be expected to assist in the collection of stand structure data, increment cores, tree canopy cover, understory cover, plant density data, and fuel load estimates. Training for all tasks will be provided. Qualifications: Valid driver’s license required, along with the ability to navigate with a map and compass. Must be able to collect and record detailed field data and be comfortable working with other people. Must have a passion for working outdoors for long periods of time under rugged conditions, a good attitude, and willingness to learn. Must be willing to camp for up to 7 nights at a time. Must be in good physical condition, as it will be necessary to carry a minimum of 25-30 pounds of field equipment for distances up to a few miles per day. Experience with plant identification and familiarity with manual transmissions and 4WD is welcomed, but not required. Pay: $11-$13/hour (DOE), plus per diem when in the field, approximately 40 hours/week. No overtime hours will be paid. Job begins May 19, 2008, and ends approximately August 15, 2008. To Apply: Send a brief letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Nathan Bristow, 1000 Valley Road, MS 186, Reno, NV 89512. More information. Phone: 775-784-6319. Applications will be reviewed as received. Hiring decisions will be made by 3/1/08. Posted: 1/17/08.
University of North Carolina: Field Technicians (2) needed to assist with monitoring bottomland hardwood tree seedling survival on the lower Roanoke River in northeastern NC. This is an ongoing research project to assess the impact of dam operation procedures on the dynamics of floodplain forests. Positions start May 2008 and end August 2008 (10-12 week commitment). Technicians will be under the supervision of a UNC graduate student. The pay rate is $10 per hour/approximately 40 hours per week (approximately $1600/month). Housing and vehicles for project-related travel will be provided. Work will primarily be Monday thru Friday, but housing is provided for the duration of the project. Some flexibility in start or end dates may be possible. Duties: (Training will be provided.) - Relocating previously established plots to assess the survival of tree seedlings (requires kneeling/bending) - Establishing new tree seedling monitoring plots - Navigating with a compass and GPS - Data entry. Requirements: The most important criteria for an applicant are enthusiasm for field work and some training/interest in ecology, biology, environmental science or related fields. A strong work ethic and the physical ability to work long hours outdoors under a variety of conditions are also a necessity for this type of work. The qualified applicant should be able to follow protocol, and work independently as well as with a team. Familiarity with bottomland hardwood tree species is desirable, but not required. Students who are looking for additional field experience are encouraged to apply. Application: Please send a cover letter addressing how you fit the above criteria, a resume, and the names and contact information of two references to Jackie White. Jackie.email@example.com. Complete application materials will be accepted until positions are filled. We will begin contacting applicants during the week of March 25, 2008. Please feel free to contact me with questions. Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/5/08.
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill: full-time research technician position. Our research focuses on the role of plant pathogens in (A) biological invasions by plants, (B) mediating the effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems, and (C) structuring plant communities. We work on viruses, bacteria, and fungi that infect wild plants. The main current focus is viruses that infect grasses. The research group is led by Dr. Charles Mitchell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and the Curriculum in Ecology. Responsibilities: To manage the research lab via day-to-day coordination and implementation of research tasks. These will include hiring and supervising undergraduate assistants, coordinating with graduate students and postdocs, overseeing scientific equipment and supplies, and collecting data through both field experiments and laboratory analyses. The single greatest responsibility will be testing plant tissue for virus infection using ELISA. Relevant experience (with plant pathogens or ELISA) is strongly preferred. Additional responsibilities will include propagation of plant and aphid populations in greenhouse and growth chambers, driving a state vehicle, and application of pesticides. While the greatest responsibility for this position will be the lab, outdoor work in uncomfortable conditions will sometimes be required. Other responsibilities will depend on the successful applicant’s interests and experience, potentially including plant identification, statistical analysis, figure preparation, webpage development, and literature synthesis. Participation in lab meetings and other events will be encouraged. Time and money: Available immediately; start by April 14. $10-$17 / hr. Initial appointment will be for one year, during which time 11% fringe benefit allowance and $358 monthly health insurance allowance will be provided in lieu of institutional benefits. Subsequent conversion to a position with full institutional benefits is possible. Application: Please submit a CV or resume, contact information for three references, and a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest via email only to: email@example.com. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so apply soon! Posted: 1/18/08.
University of Notre Dame: We seek a highly motivated recent college graduate to participate in field research from April 15 through July 31, 2008 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia or Ashland, Oregon. The assistant will participate in projects investigating plant and insect dynamics in response to global change in oak-savanna ecosystems. Duties include conducting butterfly and plant surveys, rearing butterflies for egg collection, collecting weather data and establishing experiments with butterflies and an invasive gall wasp. The assistant must be prepared to work consecutive days outside, in a variety of weather conditions. Other participants in field studies include Ph.D. students and technical staff. Monthly stipend ($1700/month) and housing provided. Interested applicants should send a CV/resume’ with references to Jason Dzurisin (Hellmann lab manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Jessica Hellmann (primary investigator) at email@example.com. This position will be filled as soon as possible and resumes are being continually considered. Posted: 3/18/08.
University of Notre Dame: We will hire a field technician to help study the ecological influences of salmon in the stream and riparian ecosystems of Prince of Wales Island, Southeast Alaska, from approximately June-September of 2007. The project is directed by Professor Gary Lamberti, Dept. of Biological Sciences with collaborators at the University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, University of Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest Research Station (USDA Forest Service). The field technicians will perform physically demanding field work in often inclement conditions (cold, rain, biting insects) in the vicinity of black bears. Experience in aquatic and riparian ecology is preferred. The technicians will work and live with a team of graduate students, a postdoc, and other scientists at an isolated field station and will become familiar with numerous field and lab research techniques, especially those relating to stream ecology (e.g., stream water chemistry, geomorphology, benthic biofilm, terrestrial and aquatic macroinvertebrates, stream metabolism). Transportation to and from the field site will be provided. Housing will also be provided but the technician may be asked to pay a small amount toward rent. Applications should consist of (1) a cover letter, and (2) a CV that includes the contact information for three references to Scott Tiegs (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Scott for more information. Posted: 3/14/08.
University of Notre Dame: One full-time laboratory technician position is available in Dr. Jennifer Tank’s Stream Ecology Laboratory. Duties will include fieldwork, analysis of gas and water samples, data entry and management, procurement of laboratory supplies, supervision of undergraduate research assistants, and general upkeep of laboratory equipment. Training will be provided on laboratory methods (including spectrophotometry, gas chromatography, and flow injection analysis) and field methods (including measuring ecosystem metabolism, nutrient uptake, and organic matter cycling). Current research in the Tank Lab is related to these projects: 1. The effect of “two-stage” agricultural ditch restoration on nitrogen dynamics in headwater streams. 2. The effect of large woody debris addition on stream ecosystem function (e.g. organic matter dynamics, nutrient cycling, and macroinvertebrate secondary production) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 3. The role of traditional and genetically modified corn material in the form of non-harvested tissue and pollen in agricultural stream carbon cycling in central Indiana. Qualified candidates will have a B.S. in Biology (or related field). Please send a letter of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references (including contact information) to Mia Stephen (email@example.com), Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Electronic copies are preferred. Application review will begin on January 28 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Posted: 1/3/08.
University of Oregon: The Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the currently has an opening for a full time Research Assistant to work on a project in the area of microbial ecology. The NSF-funded project is focused on exploring the global biogeography of microorganisms (see project summary below). The successful candidate will gain experience working with an interdisciplinary team developing new approaches to understanding microbial diversity – approaches that draw upon molecular microbial ecology, ecological and molecular data analysis, and theoretical ecology. The position is available immediately for one year, with the possibility of extension dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. Extensive experience using molecular techniques is required, including some combination of skills in DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, cloning and subcloning, electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis. Ability to work in a team atmosphere is a must. A Master's degree in biology is desirable, but individuals with a B.S. in biology or related field and extensive experience are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting laboratory research under the direction of Principle Investigators Jessica Green and Brendan Bohannan. Please send a current CV with names and contact information of three references to: CEEB Posting: 7300, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5289. (firstname.lastname@example.org). To assure full consideration, applications must be received by 10/24/07, but position will remain open until filled. Posted: 10/19/07.
University of Rhode Island, Kingston: Quantitative Ecologist Position-National Park Service, Northeast Region Serves as a senior Ecologist for the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network (NCBN) Inventory and Monitoring Program. This position is responsible for the oversight of the statistical quality of the Network's ecological monitoring program and for using advanced mathematical statistics, sampling theory, experimental design, and computer applications. Position is responsible for the analysis and reporting of scientific studies that include water quality, vegetation, geomorphologic features and other environmental indicators. The NCBN consists of an interdisciplinary team of professionals and operate in an academic environment at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. Please see full position description and application info. Search on GATE-07-063 DEU. The application period for this position closes on November 27. Posted: 11/15/07.
University of South Florida: Applications are invited for a technician position to study interactions among community composition, climate change, pollution, and disease risk, with an emphasis on conservation of species in freshwater communities, especially amphibians. Experience in one or more of the following areas are required: GIS, meta-analyses, freshwater community-level mesocosm studies, immunology, parasitology, amphibian ecology, or freshwater algal or zooplankton identification. The position is funded by NSF and USDA grants awarded to Dr. Jason Rohr (University of South Florida, formerly of Penn State University) and Dr. Peter Hudson (Penn State). The technician will be based in the Biology Department and will have opportunities to work with Jason Rohr, Peter Hudson, and collaborators on the grants, as well as postdocs and graduate students in the laboratory. The start date is flexible but applicants should be available to start sometime during fall 2007. Examples of duties: - assisting in conducting laboratory, field, and mesocosms studies; - maintaining detailed records of data recorded and studies conducted; - managing laboratory; - processing samples and animal husbandry; o clearing, staining, dissecting, and counting parasites in amphibians, o obtaining measurements on preserved specimens, o identifying zooplankton and algal species, o screening snails for trematode infections, o culturing pathogens, o animal care, - conducting literature searches; - writing project summaries and reports; - interacting regularly with PI, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students. Preferred qualifications: Masters degree in ecology or related discipline; OR, four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Applicants should send a brief cover letter, CV/resume, statement of relevant research experience and interests (2 pages), and list of references (preferably as a single pdf) to Dr. Jason Rohr (email@example.com) with the subject line of the email reading “Technician Application (insert last name)”. For example: Technician Application Smith. Closing date: August 31, 2007 or until the position is filled. Posted: 7/25/07.
University of Texas at Austin: The Hawkes lab has a position available for a full-time research technician. Research in the lab is broadly focused on community and ecosystem ecology, with an emphasis on plant-soil-microbe interactions, plant invasions, climate change, and restoration. The position will involve a combination of labwork and fieldwork. Field research can be physically strenuous, including some long days outside in hot and humid conditions, and will involve travel. Duties will include collection and analysis of plants and soils, set up and maintenance of field and greenhouse experiments, and general lab tasks such as ordering supplies and managing undergraduates. Applicants should have a BA/BS or MS degree in ecology, biology, chemistry or related field and some experience with plant or soil research. This position requires an independent, organized, and motivated individual with demonstrated research skills, especially in biogeochemistry. Candidates should have experience with at least some of the following: carbon and nitrogen extractions, gas chromatography, soil respiration measurement, total organic carbon analyzer, fieldwork, stable isotopes, mass spectrometry. Background in molecular microbial ecology a plus. Training will be provided when necessary. The successful candidate will also be someone who is genuinely excited by basic research with a strong desire to learn and the ability to troubleshoot. Above all, the candidate must be personable and enthusiastic about working in a collaborative group environment. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume (including relevant course work) along with contact information for three professional references to Dr. Christine Hawkes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1, 2008 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. The position is for one year with potential for renewal based on performance and funding. Starting date: Between July 15 and August 15, 2008. Posted: 4/2/08, revised: 6/26/08.
University of Texas Marine Science Institute: Mission-Aransas NERR Stewardship Coordinator (Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate I) Full job ad (Posting number: 07-11-30-01-4211). Location: Port Aransas, TX Purpose: To oversee the operation and implementation of the Reserve stewardship program, interact with Stewardship Advisory Committee and develop strong relationships with other institutions and individuals to fulfill the stewardship goals of the Reserve. Functions: Serve as a liaison with the resource management community by promoting data utilization and acting as the primary contact for resource managers. Project coordination for the application of decision support tools in alternative scenario development and conduct analyses using the tools. Update site profile and ecological characterization via ground-truthing of the GIS data base. Monitor land management practices among Reserve partners; data entry, organization, data management, and GIS map creation. Coordinate animal rescue activities with the Reserve; support existing cleanup and recycling programs near the Reserve. Promote Reserve initiatives at public meetings, public events, fairs and expositions. Work with the Coastal Training Program, Education, and Research Coordinator to integrate stewardship ethics into individual programs. Coordinate and facilitate Stewardship Advisory Committee meetings; coordinate special studies and stewardship activities within or related to the Reserve as needed. Initiate restoration and mitigation projects with appropriate partners. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in one of the physical, biological, or environmental sciences, or a closely related field. Demonstrated experience and knowledge in the use and application of GIS software (ArcGIS and ArcInfo). Familiarity with common Windows software applications such as Excel, Word, and WordPerfect. General knowledge of regional natural resource conservation issues. Strong skills in communication, organization, and computers are essential. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Preferred qualifications: Master's degree in one of the physical, biological, or environmental sciences, or a closely related field. Experience preparing grant applications. Experience with Adobe Suite products such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and Pagemaker. Solid familiarity with relevant federal (NOAA, USFWS), state (TGLO, TPWD, TxDOT), and local agencies (ACND, CBBEP, TNC). Posted: 12/17/07.
University of Toledo: The Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Sciences (LEES) Laboratory has a summer job opening starting in May of 2008. We are seeking a qualified candidate to work collecting field data this summer in the Missouri Ozarks. This position involves strenuous hiking and long hours outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather. Duties may include: weather station maintenance, soil respiration and/or photosynthesis monitoring, collecting soil or root samples, data entry, and processing samples. Training will be provided. Position dates are flexible and positions will begin in mid- May or June and end between late August and December. Salary is between $8.50-9.50 an hour, depending on experience and housing for the summer is provided. Reviewing of applications will begin March 20, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should be working toward a BS or BA in ecology, natural resources, forestry, or related field and have an interest in soil ecology and/or climate change studies. An ability to work efficiently with little supervision, good communication skills, and experience with Microsoft Excel are required. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to: Jianye Xu, Department of Environmental Sciences, Mailstop 604, The University of Toledo, 2801 W Bancroft Ave, Toledo, OH 43606-3390 or email@example.com. Posted: 3/7/08.
University of Vermont: We are seeking to fill a temporary position for a field biologist to assist with the collection of tree demographic data in Everglades National Park. The minimum requirement is a BS/BA in a biological or environmental field. The position requires an individual that is capable of working independently with a minimum amount of supervision. The primary responsibilities of the position will be to locate and census trees in pre-established plots, measuring growth and survivorship. Additional field responsibilities will include measuring woody vegetation in small plots, and assisting a graduate student with a census of the exotic tree Brazilian pepper. Secondary tasks will include processing seed trap contents and entering data into computer spreadsheets. This work is part of a long term study of savanna dynamics in response to disturbance (by fire and hurricanes) and to invasion by exotics. The position will require extensive time spent in the field, usually not accompanied by others. The Florida Everglades can be a challenging environment in which to work even in the winter, with the potential for high temperatures, humidity and insects. The position is full time, is available beginning in early December, and will continue approximately to March. Employee is not expected to work during December holidays. Salary will be approximately $12.50 per hour, depending on experience, and will also include a modest stipend for housing, located near the field sites. This is a temporary position and as such does not include medical insurance, paid leave or sick time. A personal vehicle is required for travel to office and field sites. Roads to field sites are poorly maintained former logging roads. Limited reimbursement for travel will be provided upon successful completion of the field season. To apply, please send (via email preferred) a letter of interest, a cv or resume, and contact information for three references to: Brian.Beckage@uvm.edu. Posted: 10/19/07.
University of Virginia: I am currently looking for a temporary full time lab assistant to carry out chemical analyses of floral nectar and perform routine microscope work and data entry. Must be organized and dependable. Lab experience preferred. Position is expected to continue for 2-3 months. Position is based at Blandy Experimental Farm (The State Arboretum of Virginia) in Boyce, Virginia and housing is available on site. There is potential for the position to continue until May as a field assistant in northern Mexico collecting plant/pollinator data, but this is not a requirement of this position. Contact T’ai Roulston (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information about the position and how to apply. Posted: 1/17/08.
University of Washington: Field Assistant needed beginning mid-late June. Project: The effects of lichens and mosses on alpine plant growth in the northeastern Cascades, Washington State. The position will involve collecting measurements of alpine plants, plant identification, setup and monitoring of datalogger systems, recording the results of field germination trials, and installing sap-flux systems over an altitudinal gradient. Assistant will work side-by-side with PhD student who leads the project and gain exposure to all parts of the research process, from design to analysis. Field site is at about 7000' on Snowshoe Mountain in the northeastern Cascade range, adjacent to the Pasayten wilderness. The field season is mid-late June -late September depending on weather. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated strong work ethic and experience in remote field conditions. All field time will involve backcountry camping and long days. Our schedule will vary depending on the tasks at hand; trips vary between 6-10 days followed by 4-6 days off. Some lab work/ data management will be be included. Especially motivated candidates may be considered for co-authorship, and some time could be allotted for a self-driven side project for a candidate looking to publish and strengthen their resume, with mentoring available from grad student, adviser, and others in the department. Required: A BA/BS in biology or the natural sciences (botanical skills a plus) and prior field experience. Enthusiasm for the rigors of backcountry living and fieldwork. Demonstrated intellectual curiousity. Those with intentions of graduate study are especially encouraged to apply. Compensation: $12.50/hr plus benefits. To apply, please e-mail your resume, contact information for two recent references, and a short cover letter detailing why you are interested in the position to: Gus Jespersen (email@example.com). Posted: 6/11/08.
University of Washington: Summer field crew positions are available to assist with long-term ecological research in forests of the Pacific Northwest. Crews will participate in vegetation studies as part of the Demonstration of Ecosystem Management Options (DEMO) experiment, a large-scale investigation of forest ecosystem responses to structural-retention harvests in western Oregon and Washington. Field sites lie in the western Cascade Range of Washington and Oregon. Crews will sample permanent plots in experimental harvest units to characterize changes in vegetation composition and structure. Responsibilities will include identifying understory plant species, estimating plant abundance, and measuring coarse woody debris and ground conditions. These positions are best suited to upper-level undergraduates or recent graduates who are giving serious consideration to advanced study or professional work in forest ecology or silviculture. The nature of the work requires extended periods in the field (up to 8 consecutive days). Bunkhouse accommodations will be available for portions of the summer, but camping may be necessary at other times. Qualifications: Previous field experience in sampling forest understory or other vegetation; familiarity with the flora of western Oregon and Washington; ability to utilize taxonomic keys and to collect and catalogue plant specimens. We seek individuals who can attend to details, have legible handwriting, can work long hours under strenuous field conditions (e.g., steep slopes, dense vegetation, and inclement weather), and can work and live cooperatively with others. Salary: $12/hr or more depending on qualifications/past experience Duration: 20 June to 19 September 2008. To apply send the following: * HANDWRITTEN cover letter that includes information about your interests and qualifications; dates of availability; and names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references. * typewritten resume. * copies of college transcripts or professional work products. * two letters of reference. All application materials should be sent to: Shelley Evans, College of Forest Resources, Box 352100, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2100. For more information: email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 206-543-9792. Posted: 1/25/08, revised: 5/1/08.
University of Washington: A research technician/associate is needed in the development of biological control programs against Gorse (Ulex europeaus) and knotweeds (Fallopia spp.). Specific duties include collecting and growing test plants, maintaining colonies of several insect species, conducting experiments to test the host specificity of the insects, data analysis, and writing of technical reports and journal articles. Although the position is with the University of Washington, the job location will be Corvallis, Oregon for the duration of the project. The work will take place in a specialized insect quarantine facility located on the Oregon State University Campus and in an off-campus greenhouse. Occasional field work and travel should also be expected. The position is for between ¾ and full time (negotiable) for the duration of at least one year beginning as soon as a suitable applicant is found. Full time salary will be between $2735 and $3300 per month (depending on qualifications) plus benefits. Requirements are bachelor’s degree in entomology, ecology, botany or related field, Coursework in entomology and ecology. One or more years of prior research experience in a related field, and ability to work independently and responsibly. The candidate should have good vision and the patience and skills to manipulate small delicate insects. They should have their own car and a valid driver’s license. Preferred qualifications are a masters degree or Ph.D. in entomology, ecology, or botany, experience in the field of biological control of weeds, experience in the identification of plants and insects, and proven ability to write technical scientific reports and/or articles. For more information contact Fritzi Grevstad, Ph.D.(Grevstad@u.washington.edu) To apply, go to the University of Washington’s online employment system, search for requisition #38166. You will need to register and post a resume to the system. Posted 11/8/07.
University of Wisconsin - Madison: The Waller lab in the department of Botany seeks an enthusiastic person ideally skilled in identification of Midwestern forest plants (herbs, shrubs, and trees) and with some prior ecological fieldwork experience. This person will lead a crew of 2-3 people to collect data on forest vegetation composition, soils, and earthworms in upland forest communities. Additionally, the crew will be responsible for making field observations and collecting plant material from 100+ species for measuring plant traits (life history, morphology, & reproductive traits). The position will be based out of Madison, but will require travel around southern Wisconsin, including some overnight stays away from Madison. This person will spend the majority of their time working in the field, but they should also be willing to spend some time entering data, creating voucher specimens of plants, processing plant material in the lab, as well as other tasks that may arise. We want someone who keeps good spirits even when conditions get tough (i.e., mosquitoes, ticks, poison ivy, heat, humidity, long days, etc.)! The applicant should also hold a driver’s license with a good record (so they are eligible to drive state vehicles). The position will begin June 2nd and will end August 31st (with the potential to be extended until mid-September). Please contact Sarah Johnson (email@example.com) with all job-related inquiries. To apply, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and a list of 2-3 references. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled (preferably by April 15th). Posted: 4/2/08.
University of Wisconsin - Madison: A technical position (Associate Research Specialist) is available to coordinate and conduct research at the interface of chemical ecology, community/ecosystem ecology, and global environmental change. The focus of our large and dynamic research group is plant chemistry as a mediator of ecological interactions. Major research interests include the effects of global atmospheric change (e.g., enriched CO2 and ozone) on forest communities, and the consequences of gene x environment interactions for trophic associations and ecosystem function. Responsibilities/Qualifications: Implementation of experiments in laboratory (80%), greenhouse (10%) and field (10%). Performance of chemical assays of plant tissues, including spectrophotometric and chromatographic (HPLC, HPTLC) techniques. Overall organization of routine laboratory operations (equipment maintenance, purchasing of supplies, supervision of hourly employees, etc.). Data entry and analysis. Qualifications include experience with standard chemical/biochemical analytical techniques and well-developed bench-top skills. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Commitment to excellence and support of a positive working environment are required. Salary $28,500 - 34,000/year, commensurate with experience. Start date is April 15 - May 15, 2008. To apply, send an e-mail describing fit to the position and professional goals, 2) resume, 3) university transcripts, and 4) names/phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to: Dr. Rick Lindroth (firstname.lastname@example.org ), Dept. of Entomology, 237 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI, U.S.A. 53706. Phone: 608-263-6277. Additional information about the research group can be found at: http://entomology.wisc.edu/~lindroth. Posted: 2/26/08.
University of Wisconsin - Madison: The Forest Landscape Ecology Lab (Dept. of Forest & Wildlife Ecology) seeks a Field Manager for an ongoing long-term, large-scale, field experiment located in Northern Wisconsin. The Flambeau Experiment is a collaborative forest ecosystem study evaluating how coarse woody debris and canopy gaps influence the long-term productivity, biodiversity and carbon and nutrient cycling of the northern hardwoods forest. The study site is in the beautiful Flambeau River State Forest in Rusk Co., WI, along the Wisconsin River. The Field Manager will participate in and oversee diverse field sampling and monitoring of the vegetation, soil, woody debris, and microclimate throughout a 7 month field season. Other responsibilities include: assisting with logistical planning, training and supervising staff, maintenance of deer exclosures, and installation and maintenance of micrometeorological equipment. This position is based at the field site in Rusk Co. (4 hrs NW of Madison) from Apr-Nov. During the winter months, work will be based in the laboratory in Madison with occasional trips to the field site. Preferred qualifications include: 1) graduate degree in ecology, soil science, biogeochemistry, forestry or a related discipline; 2) personnel management skills and experience preferably as a field crew leader; 3) excellent communication, planning, and people skills; and 4) ability to live and work with the field crew in a remote setting. Experience with microclimate sensors, chainsaw certification, and knowledge of the taxonomy of northern hardwoods are beneficial, but not required. We seek candidates that are organized, detail-oriented, take initiative, and work well independently. Excellent people skills and ability to enjoy rigorous work outdoors in a beautiful setting with enthusiasm are important. Full benefits are included. Housing will be provided near the Flambeau River State Forest during the field season. The applicant will be responsible for their own housing in the Madison area during the winter months. This is a full-time position with an initial six-month period of evaluation. The position is expected to be renewed on an annual basis dependent on funding. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by Feb 15, 2008. Send to Jodi Forrester, email@example.com or 120 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706. Posted: 1/25/08.
University of Wisconsin Stephens Point: Lake Management Specialist. Academic staff position in the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 27, 2007. This person will work as part of a team to deliver educational assistance to lakeshore property owners, lake users, other agencies and local communities. This position has statewide responsibilities and provides public policy education, lake management education, and fosters capacity building. This person will operate by collaborating on the development of educational programming and materials on subjects such as: watershed and lake ecosystems, human impacts on water, water law, lake district law, dispute resolution, and community based social marketing. This person will work to support lake communities in organizing and achieving lake protection and restoration. The position will provide an opportunity to explore new ways of energizing and reaching lake communities, such as linking the arts with science and using distance learning techniques. Assistance is provided by continual contact with people via telephone, email, web and local meetings. Program planning and delivery is coordinated within University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Association of Lakes. (More specific details of the position will be outlined by the supervisor.) Travel throughout the state and teaching in a wide variety of settings and times will be required. Application information. Posted: 11/6/07.
Urbana Park District: The Natural Areas Technician is responsible for the management of natural resources within appointed Urbana Park District Natural Areas. This position performs and oversees activities associated with planting maintenance, prescribed burning, ecological restoration, and the removal and introduction of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous materials. Full time, temporary with benefits. Salary: $23-26k DOQ. Job description and application information are available at www.urbanaparks.org. Mail/e-mail resume, cover letter and references to Derek Liebert, 901 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana IL 61801. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/3/08.
Urbana Park District: Natural Areas Coordinator to plan, organize, and administer the management of all natural resources within appointed Urbana Park District Natural Areas spanning approximately 420 acres. This position performs and oversees activities associated with planting maintenance, prescribed burning, ecological restoration, wildlife management, and the removal and introduction of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous materials. Job description and application information are available at www.urbanaparks.org. Mail/e-mail resume, cover letter and references to Derek Liebert, 901 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana IL 61801. email@example.com. Posted: 12/27/07.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: Wildlife Techs (3 Avian Point Count positions) needed approximately May 1st through early July 2008 with some flexibility on either end. Enthusiastic, curious, and independent-minded birders needed to conduct point counts for the 17th year of Utah's statewide riparian bird monitoring project. Salary ranges from $10.47-$16.44/hr DOE and education. Vehicle and grocery allowance also provided. Applicants must be willing to work long hours independently (frequently alone), car-camp for extended periods, enjoy early morning work, hike up to 5 miles/day, have excellent vision & hearing, and ability to operate a 4WD vehicle with a valid driver's license. The Utah Partners in Flight Program is building a statewide database for all birds. Each year point count surveys are conducted at over 40 established sites statewide. Examples of duties: conducts unlimited distance point count surveys; performs data entry of field survey results and other data as needed; records survey and observation activities in field notebook; and performs quality control on database entries both individually and in conjunction with other wildlife professionals and technicians; performs other related duties as assigned. Preferred candidates will be: 1) Able to identify western riparian birds both visually and by song/call; 2) Experienced with unlimited distance point count methods and/or line transect methods; 3) Able to estimate populations of mixed species with reasonable accuracy; 4) Able to enter field data using Excel and Access. 5) Able to interact well with other team members and the general public. 6) Preference may be given to applicants with a degree in biological sciences, wildlife, or other closely-related fields. Positions are administered out of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Salt Lake City office. Two positions will be based in the southern half of the state and one will be in the northern half. Study sites are located in some of the most picturesque landscapes in North America, including Zion and Capitol Reef National Parks, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, State and Federal Wildlife Management Areas, and several National Forests. Mandatory training will be held in late April-early May 2008. However, this can be somewhat flexible if you are a current student. Applications: Hiring will continue until suitable applicants are found. E-mail (preferred) or mail: cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Hillary White, Wildland Resources, 5230 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-5230. For more information phone (801) 209-2013 or email. Posted: 1/28/08, revised: 3/7/08.
Valley Forge National Historical Park: This is a full-time, permanent, interdisciplinary natural resources management position. The position serves as the biologist/ecologist/botanist for the Division of Resource Management and Planning, Natural Resource Management Branch and is supervised by the park Natural Resource Manager. The incumbent assists with and is engaged in the study, inventory, monitoring, restoration, and management of a broad range of natural resources. Examples of program areas may include, but are not limited to, vegetation, wildlife, fisheries, exotic and pest species, sensitive species, and associated ecological components such as air, water, and soil. Applications will be accepted from US citizens and nationals. To apply: http://www.usajobs.gov/ Job Announcement Number: VF-08-03 (DEU). Closes: February 27. Posted: 2/1/08.
Vanderbilt University: A short-term (ca. 2 months) research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Funk, Dept of Biological Sciences, to participate in an NSF-funded project on the topic of ecological speciation. This project involves greenhouse experiments on the behavioral and ecological causes of host shifts and reproductive isolation in host-plant-specific populations of leaf beetles. Data collection will involve long hours in a greenhouse setting. The successful candidate will play a major role in both the collection of data for these experiments and the care of insect and plant stocks. He or she may also participate in additional lab activities and projects. The position is available the first of September and applications will be evaluated upon receipt. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Duration of the position is negotiable, but will be partly contingent upon performance and the availability of funds. To apply, please submit a brief letter of application, a CV or resume, and contact information for at least three references. Application materials may be sent by e-mail. Applicants should have a B.S. or M.S. and candidates with research experience – especially with insects, plants, behavioral studies, or evolutionary ecological research generally – are preferred. For articles about a recent study from our lab see: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/exploration/stories/speciation.html or http://www.vanderbilt.edu/register/articles?id=24940 For further information or questions, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com. Posted: 8/7/07.
Virginia Tech: Natural Resource Specialist 2, a long-term position with full benefits. Work location is Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Will work as part of a team with project PIs (Jeff Walters and Carola Haas), postdoctoral researcher, graduate student, a field coordinator and two other technicians studying red-cockaded woodpeckers, Florida bog frogs, flatwoods salamanders and other species of conservation interest. Must be in good physical condition, willing to climb to 60’ using Swedish ladders and operate power drills and 4-wheel drive vehicles. Degree in biology, zoology, fisheries and wildlife biology or related field or an equivalent level of experience required. Experience working with red-cockaded woodpeckers, identifying birds by sight and sound, reading color bands, constructing artificial cavities and banding birds preferred. Will participate in data analysis and report writing, must be able to work independently. Pay band 3, salary dependent on qualifications. Review of applications to begin 3/10/08. Access our web site at http://www.hr.vt.edu/ to submit an application, (resume or cover letter also requested), search on posting number 080164. Individuals desiring assistance/accommodation in the application/interview process should contact us at 540 231-5301 voice or 540 231-6258 TDD. For more information contact Jeff Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org, Carola Haas at email@example.com, or Kelly Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/3/08.
Virginia Tech: Technicians - Sampling terrestrial salamanders in a long-term experiment on the effects of silvicultural treatments on biodiversity. Fieldwork includes night-time area-constrained searches in Virginia and West Virginia during rainy nights. Other duties will include habitat sampling, invertebrate sampling, data entry, lab work, and other duties as assigned. Two positions will involve overnight traveling in primitive conditions. Qualifications: Must be able to work irregular hours during cool, rainy nights and warm days, and to tolerate an erratic working schedule. Must be physically fit, possess an attention to detail and have a good disposition despite challenging field conditions. Research transportation provided. Prior experience sampling amphibians in forested systems preferred but not necessary. Dates: WV Positions: Late April-30 June (possibly mid-July) VA Positions: May-July with possibility of extension through mid-August Compensation: $8-10 hour based on experience and qualifications. Housing provided for West Virginia positions. To Apply: Please send a current resume, contact information for 3 references (including telephone number), and a cover letter that describes your prior field-experience, interest in the project, dates of availability, and preference for VA or WV positions by 29 February 2008 to: Jessica A. Homyack Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences 210A Cheatham Hall Mail Code 0321 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061 Or email information to email@example.com with the position title in the subject line. Posted: 2/13/08.
Virginia Tech: The Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences is looking to hire a summer technician from early May 2008 to late August, to help conduct freshwater mussel surveys and collect water quality data on the Powell and Clinch Rivers, TN/VA. Other duties may include aiding in the propagation and culture of endangered freshwater mussels at the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center, Virginia Tech Aquaculture Center. Employee hired for the position would perform a variety of tasks, to include the following: 1) Conduct snorkel surveys on the Powell and Clinch Rivers in Tennessee and Virginia. 2) Collect water quality data from the Powell River. 3) Collect host fish and mussels for fish host testing. 4) Culture juvenile mussels in recirculating aquaculture systems at the VT FMCC. The applicant must be able to work 40 hours a week, have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license, and be willing to travel to TN and VA to do field work. Frequent overnight stays at a research facility near Tazewell, TN are required. The applicant must be a good swimmer and feel comfortable working in rivers collecting fish and freshwater mussels. Applicants should have coursework and experience in fisheries, aquatic science, or a related field of study. Undergraduates are encouraged to apply. Ideally, applicants should have experience in collection of fish using electro-fishing equipment, identification of freshwater fish, data collection and analysis using computer software, writing reports of project data, and be able to work effectively as part of a team. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in identifying freshwater mussels and non-game fish, learning conservation aquaculture, and working in some of the most biologically diverse rivers in North America. Pay: $8-$10 depending on experience. Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume by Feb 29th to: Matthew Johnson, 149 Cheatham Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/1/08.
Virginia Tech: Red Knot/Shorebird Research Assistants, Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Assist in a study of habitat use and foraging behavior of red knots in Virginia. Participate in cannon-netting of red knots, aerial and ground radio telemetry, long hikes on the beach while collecting sediment samples for shorebird prey analysis and conducting shorebird behavioral observations. Potential to stay and process samples in the laboratory after the field season which ends in mid-June. Location : Virginia Coast. Salary: $12/hr. Qualification: B.S. in Wildlife Science, Biology, Environmental Science, or related field. Valid driver's license required. Experience with radio-telemetry, shorebird capture and tagging, identifying shorebirds, operating medium-sized watercraft (Carolina Skiff, Privateer), and participating in field studies is preferred. Start Date: 4/25/2008. Application Deadline: 2/29/2008. Contact: Jonathan Cohen (540-231-9069, email@example.com). Posted: 1/29/08.
Voyageurs National Park: I am looking for someone for seasonal plant ecology work at Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota this summer. The position begins May 28 and runs through August 14th. It will entail 10 hour days, Monday through Thursday, camping during this time. I am looking for someone to be responsible primarily for measuring and identifying trees and shrubs. Interested people should call me at 715-682-0631. I can provide more information at this point. Suzanne Sanders, National Park Service, Great Lakes Network Office, Ashland, WI 54806. Posted: 12/19/07, revised: 2/18/08 and 5/12/08.
Washington Department of Natural Resources: The Natural Areas Program currently has two Natural Areas Biologist (Natural Resource Scientist 1) positions open. Under technical direction of the Natural Areas Program ecologist, participates in design and implementation of ecological restoration and management, monitoring and ecological research, and site-specific management planning on natural areas either eastern or western Washington state. Develops projects and studies as defined by the program ecologist. Participates both independently and collaboratively in planning and implementing environmental education and outreach events and activities. Please see the full job announcement (pdf). Deadline: 12/31/07. Posted: 12/19/07.
Washington State University Vancouver: Field assistants (and volunteers) are needed to assist with study of Fender’s blue butterfly biology. Location: Corvallis, OR. Responsibilities include assisting with butterfly surveys, conducting behavioral observations, assisting with plant surveys, and conducting field experiments. Other duties may include logistical support and data entry. Applicants should be responsible, motivated and able to reliably work independently in the field after initial training. Driver’s license, good eyesight, and physical fitness are required for field positions. Detail oriented, ability to write legibly, ability to work alone or with a small group, and maintaining positive attitude during long hours in the field are required. Preference for applicants with field botany and/or wildlife experience but any interested person should apply. Must be available for an in person interview. Position duration - late April through June. We will hire 2 people to assist with learning about the dispersal behavior of the Fender’s blue butterfly in areas just outside of Corvallis, OR. For these positions, all are encouraged to apply and we especially encourage applicants residing in areas in or near Corvallis, OR and who are available full time from late April through late June. Please send a letter of interest specifying which position(s), a resume and two letters of reference to Aldina Franco, firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested in volunteering should get in touch via email and send a resume. Review of applications will begin on March 26, 2007 and continue until positions are filled. For more information on research in the Conservation Biology lab at Washington State University Vancouver, please contact Dr. Aldina Franco at 541-829-9617, or see http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/fac/schultzc/. Posted: 3/19/08.
Washington University: We seek a highly motivated individual to join our research team as a technician based at the Tyson Research Center just outside of St. Louis, MO. The position is full time, but temporary, and would last 3-6 months. Start date is as soon as possible, but preferably no later than June. This would be an ideal position for an undergraduate looking for a summer research experience or for a recent graduate. Experience in aquatic ecology, taxonomic identification, and sampling techniques preferred, but not necessary (on-the-job training will be provided). Willingness to work long hours in the field, under sometimes inclement and difficult conditions (e.g., muddy, mosquitoes and ticks, etc) is a pre-requisite. Must be willing and able to work as part of a team or independently as tasks require. Field work will revolve around questions of aquatic community assembly and restoration, and will consist primarily of establishing and sampling experiments in small ponds, as well as sorting and identifying invertebrates and amphibians. Other duties may include data entry and water quality analyses. This is a full-time, temporary position; pay will be competitive, and commensurate with experience. Successful applicant must have or be able to obtain a Missouri Class E driver license. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume or CV, and relevant experiences to: Dr. Jon Chase (email@example.com), Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, and Director, Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis. Posted: 5/7/08.
Wayne National Forest: The Ironton District of the Wayne National Forest in Southern Ohio is hiring two GS-3/4 Biological Science Aids/Technicians (1 plants/restoration, 1 wildlife) for the summer of 2008. Wildlife technician duties will include, bird point counts (30%), wildlife habitat and aquatic condition surveys (60%), and assistance with the botany program as needed (NNIS surveys, NNIS control, seed collecting, native plant propogation) and other duties as needed (10%). Ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound required. GIS and plant skills desired. Plant technician duties include NNIS control (50%), NNIS surveys (25%), native plant work planting (15%, seed collecting, pollinator gardens), wildlife surveys (5%) and other duties as needed (5%). Ability to identify eastern North American flora required (invasive species and Southern Ohio native species identification skills desired). GIS and wildlife skills desired. Must be willing to work alone in remote forest locations or with others in a team setting. Work may require travel between the three different units of the Wayne National Forest, and up to 2 weeks/month of overnight travel. Housing may be available. As soon as possible, send your resume, references and relevant course work to Kari Kirschbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in the wildlife position or Chad Kirschbaum (email@example.com) if you are interested in the botany position. Posted: 3/10/08.
Welder Wildlife Refuge: Two technicians are needed to assist with a graduate research project studying the spatial ecology of bobcats and coyotes in south Texas on the Welder Wildlife Refuge. The position will start the beginning of December. Job will last 6 months with the possibility of extension. Applicants will perform daily telemetry, data entry, and assist with various other aspects of research. Schedules will vary to accommodate collection of diurnal and nocturnal telemetry. Qualifications: B.S. in wildlife biology or related field. Applicants should have previous experience with radio-telemetry. Individuals should be able to work with limited supervision in often hot and humid conditions. An ability to live and work well with others, often in closer quarters, is essential. Applicants should also be able to operate a manual transmission. Most importantly, applicants should have a good sense of humor. Please send a c.v. and 3 references. Salary: $700/month plus free housing. Last Date to Apply: 16 November 2007. Contact: Ryan Wilson. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/13/07.
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Forestry: As part of the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Forestry, Hydrology/Geology Research Team, the successful candidate will primarily assist Weyerhaeuser scientists and technicians in the collection of data related to stream hydrology, slope stability, and stream habitat. Information collected will be used to support the development of effective forest management practices. There will be opportunity to assist other Environmental Forestry personnel on additional projects as needed. Requirements: * A general understanding of field processes relating to the above described work * Ability to work safely under adverse conditions such as inclement weather and harsh terrain * Enthusiastic, highly motivated, and eager to take on responsibilities * Willingness to travel within western Washington & Oregon (including overnight stays) and work long field days as needed * Valid driver's license and ability to navigate safely on logging access roads * Good physical condition with ability to safely lift heavy loads * A general understanding of personal computers and limited GIS skills are preferred * Preference given to candidates who have completed a bachelors degree in a related field * Pre-employment drug screen required. Location: Centralia, WA. Contact/submit resume to: Jason Walter (email@example.com, 253-924-6795. Salary: $15 per hour (w/ overtime paid at time and a half) Duration: April through October 2008 (approximately) Hours: 40+ hours per week Deadline for applications: March 13, 2008. Posted: 3/5/08.
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Forestry: Environmental Forestry Technician - Temporary. As part of the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Forestry, Aquatic Biology Research Team, the successful candidate will primarily assist Weyerhaeuser scientists and technicians in the collection of data on fish populations and stream habitat. Information collected will be used to support the development of effective forest management practices that provide protection for aquatic resources. There will be opportunity to assist other Environmental Forestry personnel on additional projects as needed. Requirements: * A general understanding of field processes relating to the above described work * Ability to work safely under adverse conditions such as inclement weather and harsh terrain * Enthusiastic, highly motivated, and eager to take on responsibilities * Willingness to travel within western Washington & Oregon (including overnight stays) and work long field days as needed * Valid driver's license and ability to navigate safely on logging access roads * Good physical condition * A general understanding of personal computers and limited GIS skills are preferred * Preference given to candidates who have completed a bachelors degree in a related field * Pre-employment drug screen required. Location: Federal Way, WA. Contact/submit resume to: Jason Walter (firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-924-6795. Salary: $15 per hour (w/ overtime paid at time and a half). Duration: April through October 2008 (approximately). Hours: 40+ hours per week. Deadline: March 13, 2008. Posted: 3/5/08.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: The Biology Department at WHOI seeks a highly motivated individual to join the Tim Shank lab as a full-time Research Assistant II or III. The successful applicant will contribute to projects that focus on the ecology and evolution of fauna from chemosynthetic, seamount, and other marine ecosystems. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the: 1) generation of integrative ecological and genetic data (via DNA and RNA extractions, standard and quantitative PCR, and high throughput DNA sequencing); 2) performance of genetic analyses for population genetic and phylogenetic studies; 3) management of laboratory activities; and 4) active participation in sea-going research expeditions. Education: B.A., B.S. or M.S. in biology, ecology, or a related field and prior experience in an active research lab are desired. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic are essential. Applicants should have an interest in ecology, evolution, oceanography, molecular biology, and conservation, while possessing a genuine drive to perform basic research. This position requires an independent, organized, and motivated individual with laboratory experience. Salary and placement level will be commensurate with experience and education. Application for this position (ref #08-02-03) should be conducted using WHOI's on-line Career Center at http://jobs.whoi.edu/. Application Deadline: March 30, 2008. Posted: 2/29/08.
World Wildlife Fund: WWF, the global conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer for its MesoAmerican Reef Program. Under the supervision of a Director, assists with the planning, coordination, communication and implementation of program priorities and activities. May develop and plan regional programs and field projects. Basic requirements include: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A graduate degree in Marine Policy, Ecology, Conservation Science, International Development or related field desired. Position requires three years of experience in biodiversity conservation and understanding of international conservation issues, ideally including two years of field experience. Excellent organizational, research, writing and project management skills required. Good interpersonal skills and ability to operate with independence, under pressure and to meet deadlines desired. Fluency in Spanish required. The closing date for accepting applications to this position will be May 21, 2008. To apply visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/about/jobs.cfm. Posted: 5/2/08.
Yale University: Field Assistantship in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park for a fire effects study. Looking for an assistant from Texas with a car and experience in forestry, ecology, or natural resources management to work from 6-19-08 to 8-19-08. Pay is $12 an hour and work will be approximately 40 hours a week. Lodging and travel expenses will be covered. Work will consist in sampling trees and fuels to determine pre-fire conditions and forest stand structure. Some backpacking and camping in the back country will be necessary. Email email@example.com or call 203-980-9773 if interested. Posted: 5/1/08.
Yale University: 2-3 field assistant positions are available May 15 – September (flexible) for an EPA-funded study of the role of birds and mammals in the spread of Lyme disease in Connecticut. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get experience and make connections with researchers in disease ecology, an interdisciplinary and growing field. Assistant’s responsibilities will include live-trapping small mammals (predominantly mice) and collecting ticks. If desired, there will be opportunities to assist in other aspects of this summer’s work, including mist-netting birds. Applicants must have some previous experience live-trapping and handling mammals. Experience with inspecting for and identifying external parasites (ticks) will be beneficial. Applicants should be able to carry loads of up to 50 lbs. while hiking over potentially rugged terrain. It is essential that applicants be able to work as part of a small team, particularly early in the morning, and to tolerate biting insects and ticks in a Lyme disease endemic area. Salary is $1700-2000/month depending on experience. Housing may be provided at reduced cost. Mileage reimbursement for travel between study sites and two field vehicles are available. To Apply: send cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 2 references to christopher.field AT yale.edu. Hiring will begin immediately and positions will remain open until filled. Posted: 4/2/08.
Yale University: 3-4 field assistants are needed from May 15 – September (flexible) for a study of the role of birds in the spread of West Nile virus and Lyme disease in Connecticut. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get experience and make connections with researchers in disease ecology, an interdisciplinary and growing field. Assistant’s responsibilities will include mist-netting birds to collect blood samples, point counts and territory mapping, nest-finding, and radio telemetry of American robins. If desired, there will be opportunities to assist in other aspects of this summer’s work, including small and medium sized mammal-trapping, collecting blood-fed mosquitoes with aspirators, and tick collecting. Qualifications: Applicants must have some previous experience mist-netting passerines. Experience taking blood samples and identifying northeastern birds by sight and (especially) by sound will be preferred. Radio telemetry experience, especially with passerines, and nest-finding experience will also be beneficial. It is essential that applicants be able to work as part of a small team and to tolerate biting insects and ticks in a Lyme disease endemic area. Logistics: Salary is $1700-2000/month depending on experience. Housing is not provided, and is about $300/month in New Haven. Mileage reimbursement for travel between study sites and two field vehicles are available. To Apply: send cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 2 references to christopher.field AT yale.edu. Hiring will begin immediately and positions will remain open until filled. Posted: 3/18/08.
Yellowstone National Park: Coyotes on the northern range of Yellowstone National Park--Field technician positions (1) Fieldwork with a long-term, ecological field study of coyotes on the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park. January 3, 2008- April 30, 2008 ( 4 months, 1 position) Project Description: The long-term ecological study of coyotes focuses on spatial distribution, and ecological relationships with prey and sympatric carnivores, as disclosed by both field observation and radio-telemetry protocols. Position Description: Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, with a high degree of initiative and enthusiasm. The protocols include a broad variety of elements, with 90% of the job requiring capabilities for sustained physical work in winter conditions. Working schedule of 6 days on/1 days off, followed by 5.5 days on/ 1.5 days off. Background Required: B.S. or B.A. degree in biology, zoology, wildlife, or similar background is required. Applicants must be experienced and highly competent in back-country settings, with winter experience, demonstrate a history of a high degree of initiative and motivation, and be enthusiastic about executing a rigorous and demanding field protocol. The majority of time will be spent in the field, but duties also include data management. Housing is in a remote setting, with very basic bunkroom accommodations. Substantial experience with radio-telemetry is required. Compensation: Stipend of $400/month (pro-rated for partial months) with housing provided. To Apply: Send resume, three reference contacts, and cover letter expressing interest to email listed below: Contact: J .W. Sheldon, Field Crew Coordinator, Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, 2048 Analysis Drive, Suite B, Bozeman, MT 59718, (406) 556-1414. Posted: 11/15/07.
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